I have drank this vintage over the last three years and it has been interesting to tracks its low term transformation. At this point, the wine is fully integrated. Mature fruit with pronounced acidity that gives it a firm backbone. A modern style to be sure, but not without roots. I have one left and I don't feel the need to sit on it.
Decanted for 30 minutes. Nose was jammy, blackberry and blueberry, with a bit of green at first whcih I expected. The first sip was metallic and mineral, but that settled and the fruit came to the front. Bright fruit on the front palate carried through to dried fruit on the finish. Subtle notes of cocoa and cedar came around as the wine settled about an hour in. The tannins have almost completely integrated, but still have a bit to go. I will hold my last bottle for a couple more years before drinking.
Slight seepage with the cork had me worried, but all was well. Popped and poured, strikingly rich color of luxurious cassis. The nose was jumping out of the glass with juicy dark fruits, cassis, blackberry and black cherry, with secondary aromas of tobacco and my fathers old wallet. The palate is vibrant and well structured, with sustaining acidity that held up beautifully with a prime cut Strip. The dark fruits stay prevalent but with restraint, allowing the cedar and tobacco to show. The tannins are wonderfully integrated and the weight is appropriately conservative. A well made Cabernet, I wish I had a couple more.