Treated this bottle differently than others I tasted recently (see prevous notes) by pairing it with eggs and garlic rather than meat in order to try to coax out the remaining fruit. Seemed to work. Also found a more interesting mineral nose this time.
Consistent with previous notes. Wine seems to be past its prime in terms of loss of fruit. Will see if any secondary flavors evolve on second day, since there is still a bit of grip in the finish, but am skeptical.
Dusty nose of dried red berry fruit and dried leaves. Strawberry. Hints of black tea and rose petal. On the palate, it's savory and still retains great berry fruit. Some roasted coffee and dark chocolate tones. Loads of red and black fruit emerge on the nose and palate with more time and air. Great structure and balance and once open, it continued to improve and evolve, getting better and better. Delicious wine with great structure and balance.
I think this baby was just a tad old. After about 30 min in the decanter it did come around and turned pleasant but never good. Some fruit left but more on the stewed side. Not bad but wish I had drunk it earlier because it was delicious at one time.
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