"Decanted" into a glass half an hour before drinking, then consumed over 3 days. Restrained fruit but still a distinctive blackcurrant flavour with little discernible oak. A very nicely balanced and silky feel in the mouth, although somewhat lacking in acidic backbone. Tanins have largely melted into the background so I guess it's on now the decline. Still a very pleasurable drink with none of that "over the top" fruit-forwardness that many Australian shiraz/syrahs go in for these days.
Inky magenta with layered bleeding and a thin meniscus. Muted bouquet with berries, brambles and dusty leather. Big round pure jammy fruit heavy on raspberry liqueur. Dynamic medium finish. Very tasty -- almost dessert-like.
Tonight this showed that usual dark inky purple color and medium to full body. It was extremely aromatic with complex flavorful blue berry and ripe black raspberry fruits. It did not, however like earlier notes, give way to ripe raisin, leather, earthiness, tar and tobacco with an aftertaste of smoke. It retained its vibrant fruits with hints of currant and plum turning to tones of vanilla, glycerin and mineral while the deep aromatics lingered on the long soft silky tannin finish.
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