This is my last bottle of the case i bought back in 2011 and we drank the other 11 around the holidays that year. I saved this one bottle for three years and opened it Thursday and consumed it over two days. It has totally matured, tannins fully integrated, fruit on the nose, the palate was plums, berries, toffee and chocolate. Smooth as silk with a long lingering finish with perhaps a touch of mint coming through. Just totally enjoyable.
Very dark red/purple color. PNP, drank 1 glass over 1.5 hours. The nose still has some gas with cherry, blueberry, vanilla, spice and oak. The palate has significantly deteriorated. Still drinkable, but the once ripe red and blue fruit has faded to show the oak, heavy spice, and some heat at this point. There are glimmers of that fruit at times, but not even close to where this was in its prime. OTH. Drink up. 86-87pts.
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