I have 4 of these, and thought I'd give the first a try. Will not try another for 2-3 years. I did not take formal notes, but have a few comments. First, it is still young...the fine grained tannins were abundant, but not at all overpowering. Second, this was quite balanced....(combined with the tannins)....this should last a long, long time. Third, (even more so than other vintages I've had), this wine was POLISHED with a capital P. Wonderful mouthfeel and flavor....silky yet powerful yet drinkable even now. Lastly, although the alcohol not evident when sipping, this gave wife and I quite a buzz.....glad I have 3 more!!