This wine is at an interesting point, still great black and blue fruit on the palate, but a rather odd, almost musty nose, it did seems to open up and get better with some air, if I had to open this bottle again I would have given it at least an hour decant.
This started a bit slow and felt heavy and tired when popped. Don't be fooled, it takes off within an hour or two. Still a brute of a wine, very dark and imposing, almost a wall in that it imposes but isn't necessarily giving. This meaty/iron/dark/salty/stony black hole also happens to taste of luscious blackberry and black plum skin. It also has a thin veneer of perfume that rides just on the surface. This is still very tannic, has structure and is overall very young. Perhaps I should read my own notes. This needs time to get things into balance. 2018.
PnDnV. Drank a glass right away and then had another 2hrs. later. Dark dense purple with magenta rim. Cherry blood lavendar and licorice on the nose and its good. Medium weight with velvety tannins. Bing cherry blueberry iron and anise on the palate. Lingering dark fruit and herbal finish. Big flavours with nice acid balance. think it will be better tomorrow.
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