Its hard to believe that a First Growth can exceed expectations, but this one did. From a good not great vintage, this wine was tremendous. Purple/ruby in color. The nose is great with cherries, chocolate, and slight tobacco. A soft texture that makes the wine very accessible. Some silky tannins. This is delicious. Young but open. Cherries and milk chocolate on the palate. This will work with heavier foods. This should get better over the next couple of decades, but it is great right now.