Wow. Great wine. Pop and pour, this got better or at least kept opening up all night. Purple in color with a ruby rim. Gorgeous nose of cassis, cigar box, nutmeg, and cherries. On the palate, this has great layering that unwinds in the glass. Cherries, cassis, earth and tobacco. A nice backbone of acidity helps it work well with foods. Delicious but complex. If still youthful, not too far from peak but at least a couple of decades of life left. Long finish.