Inky purple in color. The nose is gorgeous. Cassis, violets, cedar and graphite. Very concentrated. On the palate, this starts out tight but opens in the glass. Juicy fruit. Black raspberries and blueberries. Firm tannins. Very concentrated, this will benefit from at least five years of cellaring. It has two decades left. Long finish. This needs big food right now, and give it plenty of air. That said, it is drinking just great from a deliciousness point of view!