Gift from private collection stored in ideal temperature and humidity in custom cellar. Cork was split mid-way, but bottle was otherwise perfect. Decanted. Initial nose was very complex with dark currant and cherry notes, definitely farm-y, but cleared shortly thereafter. After decanting for 4 hrs, served with Thanksgiving dinner. Beautiful orange tinged hue. Delicious full body with very rounded tannins. Nice cedar notes on the palate, even a vague hint of mint. Earthy, well-balanced, delicious.
Purchased from HDH, stored at 55 deg. Decanted 1 hr prior to consumption. Has old-world bouquet with some farminess on the opening nose. Medium bodied, tannins nicely softened. Not much acidity. Smooth texture with balanced fruit.