I bought this wine when my daughter was born and laid it away until she was twenty-one. At that stage, it was a healthy dark red strapling that filled the mouth with round sweet lushness that coated your mouth and lingered a very long time. Of course, it was great with Stilton and other strong flavored cheese. Now, at the ripe old age of thirty-six, it is almost tawny in color, a pale rose mahogany that has shed tons of tannin and left vast quantities of sediment at the bottom of the bottle. It has a lovely nose of wood, cherries, and vanilla, and feels smooth and delicate as it passes your lips. It is elegant and delicate, a reflective wine. You could spend hours contemplating it's nuances before a crackling fire. And it is still great with Stilton. Like a great friend, this wine has mellowed as it ages. Of course, this wine must be decanted to avoid all the sediment.