Wow. What a spectacular wine. I don't recall ever having this before. As a general rule, I think the 2012's are drinking very well at age eight if still obviously young. Inky purple in color, shimmering bright. The nose is dusty with cassis, plums, pencil lead and blueberries. Full bodied. Lush texture. Concentrated fruit on the palate. Juicy intensity. This is a huge wine with big fruit but so much energy and brightness. Cassis, blueberries and baking spices. Long finish. This should get a perfect score in a few years and for some it will now. It needs about five to seven more to peak and should be good for twenty after that. Great on its own, this will work well with grilled or roasted meats.