This is a wonderful, lovely, dense wine – intensely flavored with deep fruits and hints of cassis. The palate is defined by a wholeness and richness of long lasting flavors and round tannins. The grapes were ripe to perfection, and it shows. The balance and overall quality can be compared to the beautiful 2000 vintage. The wine is lovely to drink now, and has at least a good 7-8 years of ageing potential. It will complement all kinds of refined dishes and soft cheeses.