Notes after following for 24 hrs open. Color is very dark, inky purple, almost opaque. Very slow, lightly stained legs and small amount of sediment. Profound aromas of blackberry, oak, and rubbing alcohol. Very heavy palate with enough heat to melt the icecaps (is this Australian?). Clunky and muscle bound, though the tannins have matured enough to not be offensive. It has a good flavor factor, but the alcohol balance is over my tolerable limit. 5+10+15+6=86
Dark inky purple color, odor of cherry, currant, cocoa and slight vanilla. Opened 1 hour before dinner and still was a little tight with slight tannins to start. Within another 30 minutes it softened up with blackberry and currant flavors and then hints of chocolate and even a note of fennel and finish with light vanilla notes. This wine is at its peak and was a great value for the price.
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