Nose slowly opens with cherry, currants, and earthiness
Moderately dark, dense core of fruit on the palate
Finish of berries, black cherry, minerals, and a touch of spice
While this wine is enjoyable now, I don't think it has fully come together. I was honestly a bit disappointed with this bottle.
If you have some, I'd suggest a few more years in the cellar. If you must open it now, try decanting several hours before you drink it. Also, be smart about the food pairing. A rich cream sauce or a heavy steak might overwhelm this wine. It has some subtleties that will show better with slightly lighter fare.
A typical price for this wine is $55. We paid $120 recently at a restaurant. Raise a glass!