An amazing gorgeous, powerful Syrah. Almost completely opaque and dark, on opening nose was flying high but flavors muted. ~90 mins later it had really opened up and poured forth dark berry and herbal flavors and earth. Goes deep on the palate and fills the mouth. Tannin structure was huge but not aggressive or overwhelming. This just exuded elegance and was the perfect accompaniment to steak. I'm thrilled I have a 2nd bottle.