Peeps - I don't usually make public tasting notes. This here is just a public warning. This was my 3rd bottle. Previous 2 I decanted for at least 3 hours (probably more) and they were phenomenal, albeit young. Last bottle was a year and a half ago . Decanted a bottle tonight and began to consume shortly therafter...so bitter and astringent and only the last couple of sips at the 3 hour mark were enjoyable. So...wait at least a couple more years before thinking about popping one of these.
I typically don't post my notes publicly, but I felt it important to do so here. When I first opened this wine I found it to be quite tart with biting acidity and a monotone flavor profile. After letting it sit in the decanter for an hour or two, it eveolved into sucha beautifully structured, nuanced wine that I was hugely surprised - but given my love for Skewis wines, I should have had faith! Beautiful notes of cherry and cedar and pretty firm tannins with a nice lingering finish. So, I write this to say that if you are drinking now, you must decant!