Good QPR. Opened for two hours, dark fruit on the nose, the palate was blackberry, tobacco, olive and mocha, the finish is long and brought out a flavor that I can only describe as banana leaf. Most enjoyable. I think had I decanted it for a 6-7 hours the score would have been higher.
Ruby in color. The nose has nice cassis, a bit of graphite, slight hay note. On the palate, this is very good. Not real ripe but nothing green either. Cassis, slight blueberry, hints of licorice. Nice texture. Starting to show some complexity. Didn't really change much on day 2. No hurry. Nice value in a Cab of this pedigree.
Consumed over 2 days (vacuvined), note from day 2. Nose: Medium-plus expressiveness, blue and black fruit - blueberry, black cherry, and black berry, baking spice, and undertones of tobacco and shoe leather - exceptional in it's combination of high volume and complexity. Palate: Full bodied, ripe red, blue, and black fruit attack, with good acidic balance and a very nice mid-palate spice kick, flavors build in intensity thru the mid-palate all the way thru the back-end, borderline over-powering, but does keep in check. Finish: Lengthy sense of luscious ripe dark fruit and spice. This is seriously good wine.
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