nice wine. i like to try various half bottles. to my (uneducated) taste, I'd classify this as Earthy Spicy, rather than Big Bold. Nice cherry notes; hint of cinnamon. Only medium tannins and mouth. Not especially exciting but on the other hand, not so bad either. Cannot compare it to the 2007 version, which was likey better. Overall reasonable for the discounted price.
Earthy & Spicy