Buddy generously brought this over. Popped and took a small pour. Very little on the nose and tight and tannic. This screamed for a decant, so did a splash decant. An hour in, started to come around, but was still a bit reticent. 2 hours in, finally showing it's stuff. Obviously young, but great concentration of of dark fruit. Nicely balanced, great complexity...just a really fantastic bottle of wine. If you open this, open it early and give it hours of air.
Really hard to wrap my head around this wine. I am a huge fan of full throttle but this takes it to the next dimension. The Darnajou profile is super intense and seems to mask some of the purity of the fruit. No doubt a well made wine but shockingly a bit over the top for me.
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