Another example of the wealth of fairly priced wines that Bordeaux produces once one gets past the trophy wines. Purple in color, mostly opaque and bright. The nose has spice and cherries. Light tannins. On the palate, cherries with some tobacco and spice. Good balance. This drinks well on its own and will work well with meat, fowl and pork. Lamb stew would be perfect. Drink over the next five to eight years.