The label on this bottle (bought at auction) was very wrinkled which was quite worrisome. No need to worry, the wine was stunning. Purple in color, magenta at the rim, opaque and bright. The nose is deep with cassis, coffee beans, spice and slight graphite. Full bodied. Medium tannins. On the palate, complex and deep. Notes of cassis, chocolate and coffee. Long finish. This is delicious. Great on its own, at age 11, this is starting to show a nice complexity that will work with food. Beef stroganoff would be interesting.