In a great place right now. Purple in color with ruby swirls, mostly opaque and bright. The nose is nice with cassis, black cherries, tobacco, balsamic and spice. Full bodied. On the palate, this is pretty close to mature. Cassis, spice, with underlying earthiness. Great balance. Light tannins. Nice finish. This should drink well for another ten to fifteen years. It would match well with Lamb Stew.
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