Seems a bit tight right now. Oak and tannins dominate initially, with some dark fruit and cocoa. Opened up a bit after an hour or so. Not sure if it'll live up to the WS score, but it has some potential to get better with time.
developing rapidly since last tasting. Nose muted at this point. Tannins more forward and noticeable (first glass from bottle) and soft fruits dominate the palate. Initial feel soft with tannin and spice finish
Drying tannins took the score down a few notches. Decanted for an hour, was still drying and tannic. Some fruit was there, but for a merlot this was pretty unforgiving. I don't think time will help a whole lot--maybe the cool growing season kept things just a bit underripe?