Wow: Dark purple. Nose of violet and cassis. Ripe Red fruit on the palate with a hint of Asian spices. Silky tannins. Incredibly well balanced with a 60 second finish. Very accessible now but it has another 20 years of life ahead.
Incredibly massive nose of dark fruits, leather spice and more. Dark purple, Somehow smooth as silk but with strong tannins and a never ending complexity of earth, fruit and coffee and smoke. I doubt that Northern Rhone gets any better than this. Will drink beyond my lifetime