Colour: deep red, little sign of age / brick on the rim, clear. Nose: cherry, blackcurrant, aniseed, licorice. Taste: Blackcurrant, warm smoky finish, medium to full bodied. Conclusion: very nice wine, possibly at the start of a long descent as was hoping for a bit more fruit. Great with food.
Decanted 2 hours prior to tasting. Colour: deep bricky red but not showing true age. Nose: subtle notes of cedar, pencil lead, damp earth, some black fruit, wet wool. Taste: again, subtle notes of blackcurrant, spice and chocolate, medium bodied; long, tannic finish, close-knit with great depth. Improving whilst we are tasting it. Conclusion: Overall very impressive, a subtle yet elegant wine, enigmatic. A fitting wine to celebrate the birth of our daughter.