Medium ruby, opaque core, starting to brown towards the rim. On the nose it shows cassis, plum pit, toast, just starting to show tertiary characteristics.
The palate is pretty, nicely balanced with ripe fruit, silky tannin, wrapped up by medium acidity. Very pleasant wine that has aged gracefully, wish I bought more a few years back. This is in its prime and will continue to deliver over the next 3-5 years