This has always been one of my favorite value Bordeaux wines almost always hitting above its weight class. This is no exception. Purple in color, mostly opaque and bright. The nose has some nice funk with black cherries, and slight green bell pepper. Medium bodied. Firm tannins. On the palate, black cherries, some cherries with just a hint of bell pepper and black pepper. Nice balance. Nice finish. This needs some time and food to shine. Give it a nice decant or a few years in the cellar. Drink over the next ten. It will work well with a beef stew or cassoulet.