At fifteen, this wine is aging gracefully and still holding its own, aging consistent with earlier notes back in 2010 and 2012 ...
Aromatic, leather, slightly earthy aroma that gives way to complex flavorful blue fruit and ripe black raspberry fruits that turn to raisin, black cherry, cassis, tar, and tobacco turning to an aftertaste of smoke, currant and a hint of plum. Over the course of the evening, the wine seemed to age as the berry fruits gave way to the more fig raisin aged feel while the deep aromatics lingered.
"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.
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