It smells like an oak paneled study full of old leatherbound volumes that have soaked up decades of fine cigar smoke.
On the palate, the taste of black cherries, smoke, leather and wood. Tannins perfectly integrated. Deliciously old school. I should have decanted this because it was by the last glass that this was starting to really, really sing.
Pours deep gold tending to amber. Nose of almonds and apple. On the palate, flavors of almonds and hazelnuts along with red apple and pear. Supremely complex, and constantly evolving once its open. A fantastic bottle.
Beautiful aroma of cherries and roses. On the palate, enormous black cherry, tar, violets. Loads of acid and massive tannins that soften up with air time. Actually drinking quite well now but this has decades ahead of it.