Humming along. Structure at this price point is impressive. Loads of cedar, bit of oak, still some dark, plummy fruits. Tannins finish a bit dry but not unpleasant. No decline since my note in '12. IMHO this is in its plateau; drink what ya got.
Presented itself very well. Cassis fruit showing through with cigar box note. Felt quite fresh and well balance. Drinking perfectly now, shouldn't think it will improve any further so drink near term for full enjoyment
Bright ruby colour belies its 14 years age, only slightly fading at the rim. Secondary aromas of leather immediately apparent with blackberry and other black fruits still well and truly there. The attractive nose is slightly let down on the palate. Firm tannins, but a little hollow on the mid palate.
A good table wine with a very good QPR. Pleasing nose of prune, mushroom, damp soil, and licorice and a palate showing sour cherry, prune, plum, licorice, tobacco, forest floor, and black pepper. Low/med acidity and tannins and a smooth finish. It is as good as it's going to get, and perhaps on the downward trend so drink now.
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