Inky purple in color, mostly opaque and bright. The nose is great with cassis, graphite, dark chocolate and cigar box. Full bodied. Tannins mostly resolved but a few hanging around. This is complex and layered and unwinds beautifully in the glass. Notes of cassis, black cherries, and underlying earthiness. Good acidity. Good finish. This seems at or just past peak, but drinking well. The vintage was a bit difficult but there is no lack of ripeness. Drink up. This will be better with food. It would work well with beef stroganoff.