Opened and slow ox'd in the cellar for about 4 hours. Nose with tobacco and blackberry. Palate with the same as well as a spices imparted by well integrated oak. Not overly fruity, but the fruit is clearly present in a nice overall structure. Medium finish. Really nice!.
very well described by Loren. Also a PNP, shared with 3 others, so never got that much of the wine. Clearly needed and benefitted from extended air time as tannin softened and wine opened. Clearly no rush to drink soon. good balance in the classic TRB way
Pop and pour. On opening the nose is great. Deep with cassis, graphite, leather and slight minty notes. Not as good on the palate at first; just monolithic. After about an hour this really takes a jump. The black raspberries/cassis jump out. The wine expands showing some complexity. It add weight and deliciousness. After a couple of hours, the last glass is the best. Needs air or time right now, but I liked this very much.
Not fair to rate this one; just too young and closed off. Let breathe for over 4 hours, but still didn't develop layers on the palette. Nose was wonderful, with bright fruits and graphite -- hopefully the wine develops in line with its nose, which has lots of potential. Have opened a few young wines from TRB recently, and this is the first that we felt was just too early to be approachable. Will not revisit for at least a year.
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