From a difficult vintage, this was outstanding. Inky purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose has cassis, black cherries, black olives, spice and slight graphite. Medium to full bodied. Firm tannins. On the palate, cassis, black cherries with some underlying earthiness. Great acidity. Long finish. This is complex but needs some air to unwind. Drink over the next ten to fifteen years. Great on its own, but this will be better with food (but let it breather for a while prior to serving). This would be great with lamb, of course, but a smoky, black bean burger would be very nice.