Color: Dark ruby, bright and clean to the rim.
Nose: Rich black currant, tobacco, graphite, and cedar.
Palate: Rich black currant fruit with very vibrant acidity, tannins are fine grained and persistent, finish is bright and medium long with fruit and cedar notes.
Overall perception: A very nice drink right now, clearly showing a long life ahead of it. I am not enough of a Bordeaux drinker to make comparisons, but in a general qualitative speak this is an excellent wine showing the kind of style I have come to expect from Saint-Julien. Those expectations are based on the tasting notes and text I have read about the appellation. It IMHO is an elegant, feminine style unlike the Pauillacs I have tasted recently which were more brawny.