When the wine gods love me, they really love me. Yesterday I got showered with some interesting wines, this was the top dog of the evening. On the nose, bouquet all the way, medium intensity, seamlessly inter-woven, currants, cherries, cigarbox, leather, cardamom, loads of basement ie earth, not all that oaky either. Very thought provoking. On the palate, dry, softened tannins, beautifully balanced wine with a moderate finish. I believe this wine is starting to decline, if you have multiple bottles, please consume one, and evaluate your holdings.