A beautiful wine. This was shut down on opening but within about 30 minutes it opened and kept improving all night long. Purple in color, ruby at the rim. The nose has cassis, dark chocolate, slight cigar box and baking spices. On the palate, this has a medium to full body with a lovely texture. Lots of energy. Cassis over minerals and char. Great balance. Long finish. This still needs a few more years to reach peak and should be good for ten to fifteen more after that. Plenty of upside on the score.