Amazingly delicious. Given the 'traveling' this wine went through in it's youth, it was suspect, but fortunately, it shined! Bought in Texas shortly after release, transfered to Phoenix and eventually Montana. Beautiful clear, dark garnet in color. Peppery and cherry nose. Rich, intense, yet elegant palate with lovely currant, blackberry, anise, and spice flavors. Slight tannins remain, great structure, long, clean finish. Well concealed oak and alcohol. Very fresh tasting and still youthful. So happy to have one more. Drink by 2020.
Open 5 hours then tasted blind by the group, consensus guess for age was 2007-2008. Beautiful nose of flowers, blackberries and licorice. Great structure - tannins and acid in balance. Core of pure black friuts and pretty spices. Great wine! 93+ points
A Labor of Love (and wine and beer) (Our home): Really drinking well right now. This bottle got emptied quickly. These take a decade to come around and at age 15, its really hitting its stride. Purple in color. The nose has black raspberries, blueberries, some dried fruits as well. Slight charred oak quality. Everything seems integrated on the palate. Good acidity. Long finish. Yes, its a shame how pricey these have gotten, but it is a great wine.
We didn't decant this and it was a mistake. Amazing how big and bold this was after 15 years. It actually tasted a little young still. Opened up in the glass nicely and was delicious. Alas, this was my only bottle.
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