Great showing for this wine that has taken quite some time to finally open and come around. Purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose has cassis with slight baking spice. Full bodied. On the palate, this is initially tight, but unwinds in the glass. Juicy cassis fruit. It seems still youthful although approaching maturity. There is depth and intensity and energy to this wine. Nice finish. Drinking great now but a little air helps. It should drink well for ten to twelve more years. Nice on its own, it would work well with a steak.