I bought at a substantial discount (~50%) from the suggested price, and as such, had discounted my expectations accordingly. Wow! I wish I always could get a nicely balanced red wine at this price. In my initial taste of this wine I tasted a slight harshness that I wasn't too keen about. However, after letting the wine breath a bit, this harshness mellowed alot and the wine blossomed nicely. Full, yet not harsh. I would recommend to anyone, if you can find now.