First vintage or otherwise, the wine itself is something special. Opening with black plums and cherries, dark chocolate, a little graphite, and a touch of new leather, there’s tremendous sense of delicacy and detail despite the obvious power. The palate revels in the purity and intensity that results from well-farmed, incredibly old vines. A sliver of classy oak sits discreetly in the background and, while the tannins are there, they are silken and barely perceptible. It’s so damn drinkable now but this will still be looking great in 10, if not 20 years from now.