Purple in color. Black fruit, grilled meat, and a hint of forest floor on the nose. Great length and depth of flavor. A very pleasant hint of funk mid palate. Ripe black cherry comes out at the finish. This did improve compared to my previous bottle, and did benefit from some air time as well.
Dark fruit, earthy meaty notes, and tar. Well balanced, easy to drink. After about 1 1/2 hours it begins to reveal chocolate and vanilla notes. Good now, but will likely drink well for a couple of more years.
Nose is full of Blueberry and Raspberry notes with a meaty tone. Palate is dense as the wine unwinds and adds layers. Need 40 mins in a decanter right now. Excellent pepper, smoke, tar, game and wildberry notes as well. Solid wine for 65 on a restaurant wine list.