Been about 4 years since my last bottle, and time has been kind to this wine. This was big, rich, ripe and still fresh and bright with lively acidy. Lovely nose with dark fruits and a hint of tobacco, as well as some heat. Medium-bodied, rich, concentrated and surprisingly structured. Blackberry and boysenberry dominate along with dark cherry, licorice and graphite and with cocoa on the lengthy finish. Overall a decadent, full-flavored, lip-smacking, delicious wine.
This wine is, in my view, at its apogee. It has a pleasing if not overly generous nose. On the palate it is round yet expansive with good finish and balance. I see no reason to hold off on drinking my remaining bottles. Wihle this wine should hold for 3-5 years, I don't think it will improve
First bottle in three years. Decanted for about an hour and a half at this point. Green pepper, licorice, fruit liqueur, and nice minerality. This is probably in its prime drinking window now. Tannins are supple and balanced by acidity. It really tastes like there is more CS in the blend than advertised. Easily 92. Hopefully, I can hang onto a couple of bottles for 5-8 years to see this develop further.
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