Pop and pour, like many 2012's this seems a bit shut down right now. Luckily, there was time to wait. After about an hour it opened nicely. inky purple in color. The nose has black cherries, cassis, spice, dried cherries and a slight tobacco note. On the palate, this is drinking quite well. Black cherries and spice. Nice texture. Sill young, it unwinds in the glass. Deep and tightly complex. Good finish. This is a robust wine that needs about five years of good cellaring. It has a couple of decades left. Will work with bigger foods but works great on its own right now.