This bottle was markedly better than the last. Brick-red robe. At first, it was mute and not giving up much. But after 20-30 minutes in the open bottle only (not decanted) it opened up considerably and showed black cherries in sour cream and a hint of smoke, balanced by acidity and a suggestion of tannins. This wine still has life in it, but choose your bottles - and your supplier - wisely.