This performed above expectations. It is in a really great place right now. Purple in color with a thin ruby lip. The nose is classic with black cherries, cherries, black olives, garrique and slight dried flowers. This is a bit bigger than most vintages but still has that Charvin sinewy texture and energy. It is not a big wine. Nice black cherry fruit with a base of semi-clean earthiness. Great balance. Layers of depth and complexity. Long finish. Delicious. This bottle seemed just about at peak but should be hears for at least another decade. Drinks great on its own but will work better with food. Cassoulet or roasts would be a nice choice.