Thursday, February 14, 2013 - Purchased on release and stored in temp controlled cellar since. Pristine fill and cork. Decanted for 1hour and consumed over another 2 hours, with a glass left for the next day.
Dark red core, lightening at rim. Cherry, cassis, dusty earthiness, blood and iron on the nose keeps getting better and more complex over an hour or two. Medium body with flavors following the nose, great balance with tannins mostly resolved and nice freshness from the fruit/acid tension accompanied by increasing complexity over time. Smooth medium-long finish. No fading the next day. Should continue to drink well for another decade or two. Outstanding.