Nose/Aroma - Earthy and herbal, slightly floral. Pungent.
Palate/Flavors - Balanced and elegant; good phenolics. Well-integrated and complex flavors of cherry, spice, and truffles. Reminded me a little of cherry coca-cola at some stage; sweetness fades with time and savoriness takes over.
Style - Powerful but elegant, draws the fine line between too much and too little with a fickle varietal.
Food Pairing - By itself was pretty good. Braised lamb or pork belly would be lovely.
Comments - Beautiful mouthfeel. I always like wines where secondary flavors are primary. Drinks great, opens up really nicely, but could easily cellar several more years.