I may be understating how good this was since it was served after some extremely good aged Bordeaux's but I had been anxious to try this after many years. Clean opening and decanted for 2 hours before trying. It's still a big wine in every sense with a nose of creosote and tar with some menthol peaking through. The palate was consistent with earth and brambly fruit coming through. I would like to try this again in a couple of years and I sense this is ready to blossom into a more expressive wine having shed its baby fat.
Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Slightly subdued nose of berries, cherries and plums. Rich flavors of berries, raspberries, cherries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold.
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