PnP. This has reached full maturity with secondary flavors being predominant at this point. Not much fruit as this is primarily composed of cedar, dried herbs, and tobacco. Somewhat drying tannins remain. The first bottle of a case, I left these too long.
Day 2 - I hope the comments about this being in a dumb phase hold true, but I have my doubts. This was flat as can be after storage in the refrigerator. Secondary notes remain but the fruit is lacking and there is no finish on this at all. Score 85.
As I noted with the 2009, I don't think that wine will go beyond 12-15 years and I'm starting to think that about this wine.
Displaying a lightness in color, there is a mature, softness to the dark berries, with a perfume of earth, cherries and fresh herbs that feel round and soft in the berry, filled finish. This is not a wine to hold for further aging.
Dark, dry. Black current, tar, forest floor. A bit closed down at the moment, finish is relatively short; tannins still present. Mellowed out after being open for a while; needs at least a couple of hours to breathe. Best days still ahead.
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