Nice to try this with about 14 years of age behind it. This is still youthful. Purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose has cassis, spice, cigar box, and slight rosemary. Full bodied. On the palate, cassis, slight black cherries over tobacco. Delicious. Light tannins. Long finish. This is drinking well but should easily go another twelve to fifteen years. Drinks well on its own but will work better with food. A steak or other grilled meats would work well.