Nice to revisit this one. It's been a few years. This is drinking great although it still is probably not at peak. Deep ruby in color, opaque and bright. The nose is deep and very nice with cassis, smoke, slight cedar. Very concentrated, it opens in the glass. Likewise, the palate is very concentrated. Cassis with slight earthiness and char. Long finish. This still has some lighter tannins. This will drink well for at least another decade and probably two. It drinks well on its own but will work well with roasted meats or vegetables.