Very similar to last time I had this around two years ago. Decanted for about an hour. Great nose of cherries and cassis. On the palate, cassis again with a little pepper leading to a long finish. However, this wine started to fall apart after an hour in the glass and became only a shell of what it once was. Nose was still great, but the profile was quite diminished on the palate. Drink up.
This bottle was easily the best of 4 consumed over the last 2 years. We were smitten with it. Perfect cork, not much sediment, mild/moderate bricking, less herb on the nose and more developed dark berry fruit. If only they all could have been close to this good. Still lots of earth and paired well with mushroom mac n cheese with a thick colorado lamb loin chop. Makes me wonder if this wine was in a dumb phase and is peaking now?
Drinking so well right now. 1 hr decant. Nose is full of every note I've ever taken. It has a nice sage component right now that I've never noticed. Palate is great with highlites of cola and chocolate cherries with a long long finish. Dee-lish.
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