Decanted two hours, consumed over next three. Earth, dark fruits, barrique, leather, and a tiny bit of the roasted note of the vintage. In good balance, although still a bit tight from tannins. Likely to improve with time, but pleasant now with grilled meat and strong flavored food. Good but a but too much on its own right now.
Decanted two hours. Dark fruits, cherry, earth, a bit of licorice on the nose. Savory palate with tart cherry. Zippy acidity, smooth tannins, a tiny bit hollow on the palate and on the clean finish. A bit austere, but great with food and excellent by itself. Should improve with more time.