Deep, lovely color with some blue-ish nuances. Rich and elegant, this wine beautifully expresses the mix of red and black fruit flavors, a touch of licorice and a scent of magnolia flowers. Well structured and dense, the finish is both elegant and long. 2000 is a glorious vintage, with all elements in harmony. This wine should continue to mature and gain complexity over many years in the bottle, and perhaps will be at its best in 2007-2010.