This is a wine made by the late Dennis Malbec who left way too young. The wine is purple in color, slight ruby rim, opaque and bright. The nose is great with cassis, spice, leather, char and slight black cherries. full bodied. Firm tannins. On the palate, lots of cassis with underlying spice and char. This is drinking well now but should continue to mature and drink well over the next twelve to fifteen years. Great on its own, this will need some big fatty food such as a steak or roast.