I recently selected this wine for a tasting my wife had here at the house. Her friends are not wine drinkers and this was at the “high end” for them. We very much enjoyed the intense ruby color, hints of anise and tobacco, and just how smooth the wine felt on the palate. We did not serve any food during the tasting, but I would highly recommend pork tenderloin with a sweet sauce. I will also allow my second bottle to cellar for another year. I feel it will handle the aging and improve the flavors.