Multiple notes on this wine over the years: 2013, 2011, 2003. Although Robert Parker predicts it will last until 2025 or so, if tonight's sample was anything to go by, it's at its peak. I'm down to my last bottle and I'm not going to chance it. I'll drink it next fall.
In any case, it was a lovely match for grilled lamb sirloin and Israeli couscous with pistachios, apricots, and currants. Strong bouquet of leather, tobacco, cedar, dried black fruits, and cassis. Ditto the palate. Smooth tannins. A little thin on the attack at first but improved with air. Grade: A