Sunday, November 1, 2009 - Initially, red fruits and even a bit of beef blood on the nose; reddish purple color. Red fruits, a bit of creaminess, significant tannins when tasted right out of the bottle. Hint of tobacco on the finish. Will update after decanting and having this with dinner.
After 6+ hours, the wine is still pretty much the same - red to dark fruits, enough oak to make it feel rounded and creamy enough to have no rough edges. Not much distinctive here- just a touch of the beef blood thing on the nose and palate, otherwise, competent standard issue modern St. Emilion. 86-88