Inky purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose is nice with cassis, cedar, camphor and leather. Full bodied. Firm tannins. On the palate, plenty of cassis with some char. Lots of depth. Complex if still tight. Nice finish. This is drinking well now and should continue to for another ten to twelve years. It might improve a bit more as it ages. Nice on its own, this would work well with grilled meats.