Full garnet red color, paling rim. Ripe, savory and sauvage nose. Grippy, structured, masculine style on the palate, with a wall of tannin and a resulting firm finish. Intense. More than a bit brutish. Over three hours the wine relax somewhat but we are left with the concern that this will dry out in the cellar before the tannins ever civilize. I would say drink these up. Very good though. Drink soon.