Wow. Wonderful showing for this wine. Garnet in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose is deep (and great) with cherries, black cherries, roasted meats, spice and slight dark chocolate. Full bodied. On the palate, this is complex and layered. Black cherries, slight sour cherries, and spice with underlying earthiness. Long finish. This is great on its own and would be nice to slowly savor but it will work well with food. Roasted duck would be a nice match. This bottle was about at peak, but should easily go another ten to fifteen years.