This is an intense and concentrated wine. While it is drinking well today, proper cellaring will be rewarded. Purple in color, ruby at the rim. The nose has cassis, black cherries, coffee and iron. On the palate, this is full bodied. Deep but tight. Lots of cassis fruit with underlying spice. Long finish. It needs about seven to ten years until peak and should be good for fifteen after that. It drinks well today on its own and will work with bigger foods.