A bit of funk initially on the nose, which blew off after some time. Lots of tobacco, woody spices, and cassis grace the rich, gentle nose. The palate, forward and elegant, is less expressive than the nose. The mid palate is rich and leads to a pleasant graphite finish.
Excellent minerality reminiscent of rough-cut stones is almost stronger than the rich dark fruit aromas. The palate shows good fat and concentration, nice fruit, ripe tannins and a pleasing finish of more minerality. Fairly tight at this time.
At first there was a fair amount of funk showing, but this blew off with some air. The nose is elegant, with subtle, smokey, focused minerality and nice fruit. This was a bit hollow on the mid-palate, but the forward, fresh-tasting fruit made for a pleasant drink.
This showed a lot of funk, which did not entirely blow off with some air. The nose was pleasant, exhibiting rich, fresh cassis and hints of cedar. Very soft, sweet, and forward on the palate, some green notes, with a moderate, somewhat thin finish.