This is really drinking quite well right now. I had been told it might be past prime, but this bottle, bought on release and well cellared was about as good as one could expect. Ruby in color. Very pretty nose of cherries, tar, and slight roses. On the palate, this has layers of fruit, dried fruit and earthy forest floor. Great acidity. Nice finish. Worked perfectly at the dinner table. No hurry on this but this is at or close to peak.