A fullish, immature ruby red color. Pitched high on the nose: ample, ripe, stylish and a bit toasty. Lots of charm on the palate; a most attractive core of warm blackberry and blackcherry fruit, medium-full. Quite oaky and a little extracted so a bit less relaxed than the very best St. Juliens. Suave, well-covered tannin. There is enough zip here to make this work. A successful, modern-styled St. Julien. A fine bottle. No shame in drinking now. Prolly somewhere between ages thirteen and eighteen is the prime drinking window. Now – 2022.