Last night I found this to be somewhat austere. Fruit was a bit muted and everything just seemed shut down. The only thing that was really shining was the acidity. After recorking and leaving it on the counter, it's a totally different story. I'm getting a lot of brambly red fruit and the acid is still there to form a nice backbone. It's a little too far on the ripe/extracted side to call this elegant, but it's still a nice wine. Finish is a bit clipped, but there's no heat whatsoever. In fact, one might say that it goes down a little too easy. I very much prefer this over the '05 and '06.
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