Decanted 22 hours. From memory, high quality dark fruits lead the way in this well balanced and compelling youngster. Obviously full bodied and heavily fruited but also somehow maintaining that Saxumesque sense of overriding elegance, almost as if guiding the bulk with feminine guile. Lots of room to shed some fruit, gain some complexity, and ratchet up the charm, I plan to wait a few years for the next but we'll see.
Dark fruit, licorice and raisin on the nose. Good balance, structure and power. Dark fruit, spice and beef blood finishing it off. Booker is always one of my favorite Saxums and this doesn't disappoint.
Decanted for three hours before service, and probably could have used at least another three. In the glass, dark, saturated red. On the nose, a mix of crushed red fruit, grenache liqueur, and iodine. On the palate, a cross between an Australian fruit bomb and an old-school CdP, with substantial tannins arriving on the mid-palate and staying for the long finish. This worked fine with bold food (steak and chimichurri), but I can't imagine it working with much else. On the other hand, it did have some elements of complexity that have been absent in other Saxum's I've tried. Who knows where this is going in the future...
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