A classic! I bougth the bottle back in 2009 and it is still showing potencial to evolve for many years.Left in decanter for 90 minutes. As soon as yo open the bottle a deep ruby, beatiful massive red colour show that this is a wild horse. In the nose, a explosion of ripe plum jammy flavours with a soft, supple mouthfeel. After 30 minutes, develops a intense black berry fruit with spicy black pepper and clove. After 1 hour, provides elegance and freshness on the palate with a flavor profile of red berry fruit, with some floral, with hints of violets and a long persistent finish of cassis flavors and mineral notes. A master piece.
Not decanted. A bit disjointed with strong acidity and sulfur dominating that palate. Alcohol remained in check, but the blackberry and dark plum fruit is covered up. Maybe time will help. Drink 2016-20.
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