An incredibly pleasant wine at this point. No hard edges, utterly round and smooth. All elegance and finesse. Dark cherry and black plum fruit with a hint of chocolate, leather and a nice dose of earthiness. Wonderful acidity and a terrific wine to drink with hard cheeses (such as Cantalet / aged English Cheddar). Strong finish. As far as ageability goes, I am not sure this needs much more time, if any. It is drinking squarely in its window for me right now and although the wine has terrific balance, I am not sure the fruit in it is allowing it to be a 30 year wine. I would drink this between now and 2018. Tonight, it also lacked the Wow-factor a bottle of 1999 Beaucastel and 2000 Pegau delivered.