Decanted for 6 hours. 2nd time I have had this wine. Blackish red color. Graphite and tar on the nose. Much smoother than expected but this wine has some grip on the finish. Notes of roasted red fruit, raw meat and cassis. Delicious right now but this is also made for the long haul. Among the best Leoville Barton's I've ever had. 97 points.