From magnum. This was in pretty good shape despite the heat damage. Cork had been compromised, but no oxidation, just leakage. Kept getting better throughout the night. Great wine for Thanksgiving dinner. Medium bodied, great with food, fruit kept coming out in waves.
Deep Color that looks to slowly be transitioning from purple to red. Closed immediately after opening but really seems to get better after 2-3 hours in the decanter. Lots of fruit on the nose, green pepper and spice on the palate(maybe a little old world leather flavor as well), and a decent finish. I look forward to seeing how this evolves over the next two days. Unless it falls apart tomorrow night I will be in no rush to drink my other bottle.
Really drinking well. I'll probably hold my last 06' until at least next year. Peter is a fantastic winemaker, his retirement makes me sad every time I open up one of his bottles. The victory is always a solid bottle!
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