Decanted for about 30 minutes. It is very deep purple in color with a strong nose of wet earth and jam. It is rich tasting and a bit explosive in the Napa style. The first glass was better than the second which has me concerned about the future of the bottles I have left. I would have scored this higher on the first glass alone. Overall it was very good.
I decanted for two to three hours before drinking and highly recommend giving it some time before drinking. The nose is herbs, vegetables and tobacco. Almost no scent of fruit initially but, through drinking the nose became more currant although just a hint of currant. The body is smoothlt textured and pleasant but has very little tail. It trails off quickly. It paired well with steak and brussel sprouts.
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