This is a massive, deep, intense wine with a balance of black fruit and French roast coffee. It had the power to pair beautifully with rack of lamb, still standing out so much from the spice on the lamb that I had to say "Wow." While it was 9 years old and got 2 hours of decant, I still believe it will not peak for at least 5 years.
Decanted for several hours then taken to a friend's house for dinner. It is disappointing enough when an expensive bottle shows poorly at home but to include friends in the horror....this wine proved to be harsh and imbalanced with high acid and growling earthy spiked flavors. It was an angry bottle.
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