Good, solid Bordeaux, but nothing to swoon over. Nice enough nose of black currant and a good dose of espresso, burnt toast and cigar box. Ultra dark fruit that is both rich yet restrained. Took a day or two to open up fully and then showed cassis, cigar box and spice. Finish is medium length. The good news is that the wine delivers at its price point. The fruit and acid balance is very nice and shows the strength of the 2005 vintage. Where this wine falls short is with its seemingly slightly heavy-handed use of oak which is represented by the burnt toast and espresso aromas. I think a little less oak might have gone a long way to make this a much better wine.