This is a big, plush wine for Bordeaux standards. It seemed a bit polarizing between those who enjoy those types of wines and those who want a more "traditional" Bordeaux. Purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose has blueberries, cassis, cedar and tobacco. Full bodied. Firm tannins. On the palate, a plush, rich texture. Plenty of depth. Still quite youthful. Long finish. It is slightly over the top but I think with a bit more cellaring it will come together. Another five years in the cellar will help. Drink over the next twenty. A nice choice with BBQ Ribs.