Very dark crimson and purple, nearly opaque. This wine is a glass stainer and as it swirls in the glass the legs are noticeably maroon. Aromas of bright red berries radiant from the glass. Palate is driven by a big shot of minerals on the attack followed by smokey stems. Fruit flavors round it out with tart raspberry and ripe blackberry. Medium plus finish with a slight ash element.
Seems to have plateaued in a nice place. Still lots of dark fruit, along with olive, earth and a little funk. Maybe a little softer than it has been, but that's a quibble. The tannins are loosening a bit and there's still plenty of acidity - a pleasure to drink. Really shows its stuff with food. Too bad it's my last one...
Bonus bottle, I didn't think I had anymore. Still delicious, blueberry, blackberry, it's a little softer now. Nicely integrated, and there's a little undertone beneath the fruit, not quite herbal, maybe tea. Medium bodied, still a real pleasure to drink.
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