Drank at Mission in Bethnal Green, London from a perfectly kept bottle. Fabulous creamy, decayed dark fruit bouquet belying its 18 years. Terrific medium-bodied balance and freshness to accompany the rich, brambly fruit. Tannins nearly fully resolved, but no hurry to drink if you have a well kept stock. Not the most complex, but delicious all the same and a good posterboy for aged zinfandel.
Quite sweet filled with scents of vintage port (fudge, dried black currants, umami), but with a beautifully acidic soul to keep the richness in check. Resolved, savory, tangy, long, a bit raisined, this is in prime time form balanced between nuance and power, but this will probably drink well for another 15+ years, becoming more and more ethereal and Burgundian.
Delicious. No signs of fading just yet. Dark fruit, no tannin, nice balance, some herbaceousness (that was increased by the after taste of raw shallot). No rush to finish the last, but I don't expect this will get any better.
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