This medium garnet wine (purchased upon release and cellared in pristine fashion) was double-decanted, allowing two hours in decanter prior to funneling back into the cleaned bottle. It was then presented in double-blind fashion to our Friday tasting group. My taste was unblinded. This is a Cabernet which has aged gracefully since last being tasted in 2006, with a bouquet of baking spices, plum, cocoa, cigar box and dried herbs. Medium-bodied, round and with melted tannins, it offers flavors which mirror the nose, unimpeded by its seamless alcohol (listed as 14.4%). The flavors persist throughout the middle and lead to a medium-length, smooth finish. Those who hold well-cellared bottles of this wine will be very pleased. Drink now-2017.
Purchased at winery so it was aged in ideal conditions. Noticed the slight musty smell previously noted when opened, but after decanting it went away. Very soft tannins, smooth with wonderful finish (not bitter at all). Only knock is that it didn't gain complexity with age, but was very drinkable anyway.
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