These scores can be many parts BS, but wow was this an interesting bottle of wine. No decant whatsoever. Oak right out of the gate; blows off almost immediately. Becomes a mélange of the almost-impossible-to-describe from there. Borderline tropical fruits on the nose. Beyond-vibrant fruit all along on the palate. Tannins are there but merely part of the fun and not intrusive. One opens how many bottles of wine per year? I don't want to answer that question, but will (sort of) answer this one: how many stand out? This does.
Not ready to drink, of course, when first opened; it was a little bitter and imbalanced. After four days open in bottle, however, it blossomed into a wine of grace, subtlety, and tannic power. This is classically proportioned, with only a hint of roasted fruit that suggests the vintage.
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