IMHO - not such a great wine, really lithe and meant for quaffing - DR would have called it a nice quaffer for sure. It cannot handle things beyond fish or maybe boiled chicken. Again, my 2 cents. Nice because it is a decent mevu wine - but to me that is its most redeeming quality, though a fine wine. I would FAR prefer a 2007 Rioja, yellow label, than that wine - also mevu.