This is a brooding wine that is just starting to open up. It improved with air. Purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose is concentrated with cassis, iodine, graphite and spice. Full bodied. Medium tannins. The palate is also concentrated with cassis and spice. Deep but stubborn. Give it a decant. Drink over the next ten to fifteen years. This will work well with grilled lamb chops or grilled portabellas.