Blue and black fruits, bit of fresh leather, and graphite. Amazing how it opens and changes by the hour, Open bottle recommended for the second bottle, let the first bottle open and change while in the glass, or decant.
Wine Night 3/1/13: Tasting notes on the leftovers the next morning, rebottled and recorked overnight. Labeled at 14.5% ABV
Interesting blend of 40% Grenache, 40% Carignan, and 20% Cab Sauv.
I get a subtle bread/yeast note underneath strawberries, cherries, blackberry, blueberry, herbs, graphite, coffee. It's a neat blend, and it's well delineated enough that I can pick out the elements that come from the different grape varieties. The red fruit and herbs from the Grenache, and I think the graphite and blueberry come more from the Cab Sauv, but the other flavors overlap with the Carignan.
I also think the Carignan also contributes lots of astringency on the finish, along with massive thick tannins. This could probably go back to sleep in the cellar for a while.
Give it a good long decant at this point, I'd say 8+ hours at least, or leave it alone for a while.
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