My third time trying this bottle and it is incredible. I have scored it 99 and 100 and this again gets the top score. This bottle was opened 12 hours in advance, checked for quality, and then allowed to breathe. Served with stuffed roasted peppers with feta, it was an excellent match. Deep purple in color. The nose is great with cassis, cedar, dark chocolate and spice. On the palate, this is not overblown. There is some obvious oak showing but it integrates nicely. More than enough fruit to age this out beautifully. Deep and complex but tight. Drinking great now but will continue to evolve for another 30 to 40 years.