Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - Popped and poured. Deep, almost inky purple/ruby hue. Delightful nose redolent of fresh blackberries, intense black currant, anise, fresh mint, and hints of cedar. Continues to unfurl with air, the currant and mint notes growing incrementally with every minute. Medium-plus body, quite structured. The flavors on the palate mirror the nose, showing fresh, dark fruits and a huge dose of black currant notes along with hints of tobacco leaf, pen ink, and a touch of earth...marries the herbaceous elements of Cabernet perfectly with fresh, seemingly juicy fruit. Tannins are of the big, chunky 2006 mold but without showing the dominating astringency which was prevalent when last tasted 15 months ago. Long finish. Just wonderful Cabernet, delicious yet complex.
Clearly on an upward path of development, this should be rockin' with a few more years in the cellar!