I drank this with the 2008 and it showed as still quite tight, with harder tannins. The nose was very tight on opening, so we decanted it and tried again in an hour and the nose opened up too give similar berry and tobacco notes in the nose, but the taste was still gripped by firm tannins. Will need several more years to develop.
Dark fruits and chocolate galore, some mid palate steak that's dusted with cocoa powder. Really good balance and dusty tannins on the finish. Really good now with only 1 hr. of air. Should drink well for 5-7 years IMO. Very nice as always.
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