This is one of those bottles that is both good and disappointing at the same time. It is a very good bottle, but considering the vintage, the region and yes, the price ($60 on release), it should have been better. Still, it was good. Deep ruby in color. The nose has cherries, mushrooms/earthiness and spice. On the palate, this has nice cherry fruit. A bit of depth. No tannins. Decent acidity. OK finish. This will work better with food and fowl would be a particularly good match. No real signs of development but no real sign of age either.