Unlike the bottle I had a year ago, this was somewhat austere erring on the acidic side of the spectrum. I wonder if it was because I flew it from one continent to another or if it is just back in a closed phase. regardless, best to not to open another one for a few years.
Pnp, in glass for 20minutes. Unlike 2 years ago, while still young, this is now open for business. The nose is now intense and pure fruit (red and black), not really any cedar or cigar box etc. Tannins not yet fully resolved, but very smooth nonetheless with really quite superb intensity and length of finish. Once this gets some secondary notes this wine will be truly superb I think but 93 for now with 95+ potential.
Last one of the case. It was never the best vintage but I have enjoyed these nonetheless, this last one has started to decline, however, clear bricking and a little thinner and more acidic than previous bottles.