Nose of meat, blood, smoke, spices and sweet cherries. The nose was interesting though a bit extreme at this point. The palate however was much more civilized lots of primarily red berry fruit, but also Black fruit, roast spices like cloves and allspice, good tannic grip and acidity to back it up. Still Young.
Decanted 12 hours prior to tasting. Most everything has been said. A very polished effort presenting its silken charm like a sensuous smile. Its breeding and power are palpable marred only by an occasional glint of heat upon its exit.
Popped and poured -big nose raspberry, plum, big fruity wine slightly unstructured, very long finish ending with a flash of heat. After 3 hr decant structure knitted but can distinguish some of the varietal contribution, even bigger nose, long finish with no heat. 5 days in decanter room temp, wine largely unchanged! Perhaps a bit more acidity that may increase the pleasure for those who prefer this. A world class wine,
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