I think I was too early to this wine as it was not as smooth as I had expected and the heat was more present than its 13.5% alcohol content suggested. So I am going to wait a couple of years to try my other bottles. There are worse fates.
Further to my tasting notes of 2014_08_29, This has come together oh so beautifully. Even better compared to last year. The rough, tarry edges have smoothened, even sweetened out. The aromas are even more complex and evolved. Fantastic mid-palate and elegant finish. Love this wine!
Dark purple color turning violet/ruby at the rim. The nose is exquisitely perfumed with notes of dark berry fruit, tobacco, leather and incense. The palate is bold, full-bodied and intense, yet ultra-silky in texture. Flavors of currant, graphite, liqueur, plum, fig, and espresso come together in a great blend that's layered, balanced and bright in acidity. This is really attractive, sexy and flamboyant. But for all its preamble (on the nose and even on the massive mid-palate), the finish is a bit short. Drink now with a 30-minute decant until 2024.
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