Really a very nice wine. Popped and poured and followed over the course of two nights. Deep, dark garnet red color. Shy nose that didn’t give much on night one, but blossomed on night two. Classic black currant and blackberry fruit with a hint of earth, cigar box, chocolate, and a pronounced smokiness. Velvety texture and a solid finish. Went great with two separate dinners (roast chicken and grilled lamb) and showed some versatility. I’m not sure today’s going rate is worth it, but I paid less than $30 en primeur for these and at that price, this wine is a steal.