Dense purple in color. Aromas of cherry liquor and vanilla oak filled the room as soon as I decanted the wine therefore I thought to myself that clearly this wine is a "new" world Bordeaux. The wine was drunk over a 5 hour period. Nose of cherry liquor, coffee, vanilla, plums (lending to a slightly tarty nose), and hints of alcohol in the background. On palate, the sweet liquor rushes every corner followed by a meaty taste and toasty oak coming across in layers. A very enjoyable young Bordeaux and a learning experience as I realized that regardless of the "new" world nose, the wine retained its pomerol terrior. Once mature, I would probably rate the wine 2-3 points higher.