opened and slow ox'd for 8 hrs. recorked and took to dinner. decanted and drank over another 2 hrs. all i have to say is :) :) :) I am not worthy to describe all that goes on in this wine. no heat and smooooooth.
slow ox'd for 11 hours and then aerated and decanted at restaurant. Had a sip before recorking/taking to the restaurant and not much going on but not in a bad way. From prior experiences I've had with wines that start out with no real taste or body, they have turned out wonderful after a number of hours in a decanter (e.g. 1997 araujo and 2001 Napa valley reseve) this wine was the same. after allowing the wine to open in the decanter after an hour or so, wonderfully smooth as silk palate with delicious red and blue berry flavors. Nice fine tannins with rather lengthy finish. Just so damn tasty. Definitely has the stuffing for another 10 plus years. definite rebuy at the right price.
Pop and aerated. Drank over 1.5 hrs. Initially, still very tight and tannic. Opened some after 30-45 mins to reveal cassis and an earthiness. Fruit still hanging in but the wine still needs 3-5 yrs if this is representative. I liked it, but unfortunately didn't eat the right food with it (needed beef). VN and well made wine. only 84 cases made.