Likely a bit past it's peak, but still a very nice Cab. Once decanted for an hour, the wine had nice body and a very smooth finish. Would have liked to try the wine a couple of years ago as I think it's boldness would have shown through.
I sat on this wine for what felt like forever. Slight vegetal nose that blew off shortly after decanting. Deep cassis emerges on the nose. Cassis flavor with some green pepper, but not in a bad way, and massive deep chocolate. Great, long finish. This is a well made wine that could last for many more years. A classical style, but has the napa overtone.
Brought to a wine tasting dinner with 3 other couples amidst a very strong lineup of red wines (and the Grand Cru chablis magnum we also brought). This was opened at table and aired for about 40 minutes before pouring. A youthful garnet in the glass, the nose was of red and black currants, cassis, sandalwood and spices. Quite open-knit on the palate, this featured very good concentration and intensity, and was the most open red consumed on the evening, quite delicious, and enjoyed by all!
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