Monday, January 7, 2013 - Dark red, garnet, almost purple; no visual sign of age at all.
Needed decant. Decanted 3 hours. Should have decanted longer. Drank over 2 hours following decant. Did not show hot to us, nicely balanced actually. Definitely got strawberry and garrigue. Medium long finish.
Second day not as impressive as first (40% left: poured back in bottle, stored in fridge), started to get hot/oxidative/stewy.