--If you are into sweet wines this wine is not for you
--It's a heavy wine but it does not have the alcohol taste that some heavy wines have. In other words, you don't need to drink this with chocolate to help it go down. Remember to let your wine breath when you first open it; this helps with the alcohol after taste that some heavier wines might have. However, if it is a $9 bottle of wine (i.e. you buy cheap), you will just have to live with that hotness, almost metallic taste going down your esophagus...
--This wine did not have a bad after taste
--Overall verdict: this wine, like most Bordeaux, are for people that prefer dry wines. Its full bodied taste is definitely an acquired one.