Following previous advice, I decanted 90 minutes before dinner with a Venturi. I normally don't smell the cork, but the dark color drew me to it and I was surprised at the hint of a special wine.
Pouring from the decanter, an initial smell and taste excited me. A bouquet of blackberries and tobacco, the fruit was muted on tasting, with a long silky finish. By dinner this wine opened up even more. It was a hit along with my wife's pot roast. This wine has matured very well after 27 months in our cellar.
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