I bought this wine about five years ago from a reliable local retailer, but I have no idea how the wine was stored prior to that. The bottle appeared to be in pristine condition, but it was obvious upon tasting that it had suffered from poor storage at some point. Still enjoyable, especially on the nose, but there was a strong stewed/pruney element to it that detracted. Not much structure or balance.
Bricking at the edges. Big nose of leather and sweet red fruits, with concentration of fruit in the mouth to match. Went sharply down hill, however, after only an hour. Pruney and hot. Drink up. 50+5+12+15+6=88.
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