This wine is shut down right now. It needs time to develop and will no doubt be spectacular, but not on this evening. Purple in color, ruby at the rim. The nose is nice with black cherries and spice. With air, a bit of chocolate and tobacco emerge. Full bodied. Wonderful texture. Medium tannins. On the palate, full black cherry fruit. At this point, it is lush, but not showing much complexity. Nice finish. Its a very nice wine right now, but given the track record (and the price), do not open this for another seven years at least and fifteen would be just fine. It should drink well for another twenty years once it opens.