A year after my first bottle, I opened one tonight and was pleasantly surprised. This bottle was quite good. Gone were the cherry and bitter notes from the previous bottle. This bottle held notes of blackberries and blueberries, with a nice pepper kick behind it. Fragrant, full, and delicious, I am finally understanding the WA 95+ score.
Day 1 - PnP. Despite the inky dark color, the nose was full of cherries. Sure enough, the flavor was all red fruit, which was unexpected. The medium to full body was smooth and round, but the aftertaste was bitter. The score would have been higher but the aftertaste was too strong to ignore.
Day 2 - My gf took one sip and said it tasted like cherries. Fortunately, the bitterness was gone and it was better. I'll leave the remaining bottles for a year and try again. I expect a higher score by then.
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