Second tasting of this wine; purchased at wine store. Previously I found the wine unpleasant and perhaps off/flawed. This bottle was markedly different, and more in line with other positive reviews: beautiful, deep, long and plush nose of roasted dark fruits/tar; fine mouth and decent length. Very savory nose one wants to come back to. Length fine, but did not linger as did the nose.
Agree with previous post noting wine as a bit disjointed with too much fruit, wood and tannins at present. Will hope it develops in the future. Although it is not unpleasant, previous year's bottling have shown greater approachability and appeal.
Hoping this bottle was flawed rather than simply a bit tired and fading. Any fruit seemed missing, and oxidation coming on stronger than would be expected at this age. Strong golden hue, with length, and still reasonably fine to drink, with elements lingering. Just missing the complexity and joy of previous similarly aged bottles. A few more to try...
86 Points While not flawed, the wine really seemed faded and tired.