4th Saturday group "uptown" tasting (Our house): Dark color. Opens with grapey black fruit, blackberry syrup and currant aromas...a lot of black fruit in the bouquet. Full-bodied and slightly firm but very well-balanced. Flavors of black fruit and peppery spice. Develops a nice floral note as it opens. Reminds me of a Cab/Syrah blend. 92+ pts.
Well I was surprised when this ended up as the first wine since I intended for it to get a little more air and end up somewhere in the second flight. This was double decanted off its sediment about four hours before this flight was poured. Hold until 2018 if not longer.
Excellent as usual. Cassis, and blackberry fruit initially but very balanced overall. Decanted for 15 minutes then left in decanter. The wine stayed excellent for over 2 hours. I then re-corked and put in the refrigerator. I was unable to get to it again for 3 days and I thought it would be ruined when I tasted it again. It was past its prime but not undrinkable at all. Amazing!
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