Drank this with home-made cassoulet tonight. Brilliant wine and brilliant food/wine pairing. Started out very acidic right out of the bottle, but with air, the fruit bulked up, and the tannin and acidity melted into the wine’s structure perfectly. Drinking this is like drinking liquid black cured olives, rosemary, meat juices, bacon fat, and crushed rock. Although there is plenty of black fruit in this wine, the earthiness, saline component, and texture are the drivers of this wine. At $20 per bottle, this is one of my best buys ever.