Expected more from Heitz, but the wine didn't deliver. Muted nose, dark purple in color. Fruit seemed over-ripe to me, with dominating tastes of prune and plum, with hints of olive and eucalyptus. Dusty and somewhat chalky finish. 14.5% alcohol.
Decanted one hour. Did not have the 08, but this was a disspointment when compared to the 07, but I guess to be expected. Moderate to low aromatics, little nose from the chest, some from the chin. Medium body. Seemed a bit disjointed to me, but to me, not fruit forward as some other reviews stated. I felt this was a still a bit tannic and a little too dry for me while lacking the fruit to be considered balanced. Solid wine, but for the price, I would choose others.
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