Brought to restaurant and decanted 60+ minutes before serving. Perhaps an off bottle as this underwhelmed. Seemed a touch oxidative on the nose in spite of pristine cork and fill. Palate was better, evoking hot, sun baked stone with some gritty cinnamon and a hint of maraschino cherry. Clean finish of moderate length. The high quality of the raw material was apparent, but the product was, holistically, disjointed.
From a pristinely stored bottle bought upon release. Feels like it is still on the upswing! Deep core of red and dark fruit notes with herbs and spices. A lovely mix of developed/cooked fruits and fresh berry notes, beginning tobacco leaf development and some of the Grenache/Neuf almond/cherry note that I absolutely adore. Tannins on the way to being resolved. 91+ as I could see this giving even more pleasure in 5-7 years time.
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