Significant improvement sine I lay enjoyed this in 2012. Decanted briefly and enjoyed with Veal Marsala. It opened nicely and exhibited aromas and flavors of rich black currant, dark chocolate covered cherry, sweet juicy plum, black coffee, and cigar tobacco. Big, focused, balanced and rich with tannins, acidity and fruit all in harmony. Great finish, definitely entering its prime drinking window. Excellent.
A year in the cellar has helped Initial tannins settled quickly and was followed by some rich but not overwhelming dark fruit along with a nice earth balance A touch of vanilla was not distracting Wish I had more
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