This one started slow but opened with some air. Inky purple in color. The nose has cassis, clay, a bit of tobacco and a slight floral note. Full bodied. Bright acidity. Firm tannins. Flavors of cassis with underlying tobacco. Long finish. This still needs a few more years to full come together and will likely merit a higher score at that time. It is very good today, but considering the cost, a few more years of patience of a six hour decant is not a bad idea. This drinks nicely on its own and would be great with prime rib.