Too young and also in a sleepy phase. The decant helped bring it around after about an hour but it was not at its best, could easily go 95 when it's open for business. Some meaty notes, with elegant red fruits, and oak that was fairly well integrated. 94-97 when it comes around?
Dark, deep ruby. Powerful bouquet and deep fruit flavors. Acid balance supports the frame, and finishes with good tannins. After getting past the aggressive young fruit, the acidity and structure suggest to me this will age well. Adds complexity with air time. Very nice young Hermitage. Needs time.
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