Its amazing that this wine doesn't get more buzz. Most of that is because it has been around for so long and great, that people talk about the "newer" wines on the block. Although expensive, this wine competes with lots of the "cult" wines that are three or five times the cost. Of course, this is still young and if drinking soon, a five hour decant is not a bad idea. It has 3% Petite Verdot blended in. Inky purple in color, opaque and shimmering bright. The nose is classic with cassis, graphite, cedar and slight tobacco. Full bodied. Firm tannins. On the palate, this is deep but takes some coaxing to open up. Lots of upfront cassis with some underlying char and spice. It should be cellared for five to ten years and then should drink well for the next fifteen. If opening now, it is still quite good, but give it a decant. As for food, it will need a big slab of roasted or grilled meat. The score has a few points to go with a bit of maturity.