Saturday, June 23, 2012 - Popped and poured. Quite dark in the glass with just a hint of brown and a thin translucent rim. Delightful nose of tobacco, exotic spices. On the palate medium to full bodied with more spice and, for lack of a better way to put it, a range of fruit flavors from bitter to sweet. Still a bit tannic as well. Long finish of wood, spice, slight bitterness.
On the second day, this has opened up quite a bit with more fruit character coming to the forefront. Very good.