I think this wine might be going through a "dumb" phase right now. Fruit is completely muted, nearly non-existent. I got slight hints of cranberry and blackberry, but it's all just very faint. Hardly any aromatics, certainly not the floral/spice notes I've found in previous bottles. Not much else to say about it. It just seems completely shut down, so much so that the tannins are barely making any impact. Revisited it periodically throughout the evening and again over the next couple of days, but it just never opened up. In fact, it hardly budged, even after being open that long. Will probably bury the rest of my bottles in the cellar for a nice loooong snooze. I'd probably give this a 78 right now, but I'm confident that it'll come around again once the dumb phase is over.
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