Decanted for one hour after opening. Powerful nose of cherry, chocolate and some truffle. Concentrated dark fruits on the palate and a medium-plus finish of cedar and some tobacco smoke. I would agree with some that the alcohol was a bit high for my liking, but overall I find this to be an excellent wine for the price.
Tasting too much of the cab franc for my taste. A bit too tannic, prefer the Clos Magne Figeac at this pricepoint. Hoping this will open up on day 2, or perhaps it needs another year in the bottle. Zachy's had said it was good to go today, but I disagree.
When tasting on day two, considerably better. Day one, even with decanting, yielded a wine that was alcohol dominant with a disappointingly one-note profile. Day 2, got the full nose and strength behind it on the palate. Save this one for a few days after opening, or cellar for some time. May have been flawed.
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