What a beautiful wine. Inky purple in color, ruby rim, opaque and bright. The nose is very concentrated with cassis, baking spice, slight chocolate and a hint of char. Full bodied with a lush texture. Firm tannins. On the palate, this is concentrated as well. It took a couple of hours to open up. Once it did, lots of cassis with coffee, spice and chocolate. Lots of energy. Long finish. This is drinking well now but should continue to for another ten to fifteen years. It drinks great on its own and will work well with roasted meats and veggies.