Given recent reviews and comments, I found this disappointing -- may need significantly more time. Nice enough chocolate and dark berry taste with a little heat, but neither deeply rich nor engagingly complex. Perhaps the CT drinking window was right...
Decant 3 hrs Light ruby color, cherry, licorice, hints of chocolate nose. Cherry, a bit medicinal flavors, and ripe cherry flavors. A little bitter on the end in a nice way. Good 20 sec finish. Tasty stuff. Hints of hand cream on the nose. A tiny hint of Oak. Low acid. A hint of asparagus flavors on back end. Light black pepper nose.
Very nice bottle. Good dark fruit, pleasant nose with solid dusty tannins and a little more acidic than I would have preferred. I probably needed to decant longer than the 1.5 hours that I was able to decant. I think would be better with more age, I will revisit in a couple years.
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