This is one of my long time go-to wines for value in Bordeaux. And this vintage is no exception. Purple in color, ruby at the rim. The nose is dusty with cassis and a bit of clean earthiness. On the palate, this has a nice depth. Light tannins. Not a ton of complexity, but that might improve with age. In the meantime, it has nice cassis fruit with some earthiness and good acidity. Nice finish. This may improve slightly, but based on prior vintages, this should continue to drink well for another fifteen to twenty years. A nice match for chili or stew.