Earthy notes, tea, vegetal. Still holding up some very delicate red fruit aromas. Palate lacks any real depth of fruit, but there's sufficient in the mix to make it a very pleasant drop. Silky acidity, not a great deal of tannin, and perhaps comes up short on the finish. No longer seems to need decanting, other than to get shot of the shed load of sediment that has collected.
Brickish colour, especially at the rim. Aged aromas, meaty and vegetal. But still some red fruit in there, perhaps smelling a little more baked/stewed than fresh. Palate is actually quite smooth and silky after 2+ hours of decanting. Still some chew to the tannin and the alcohol has become more noticeable, especially on the finish. But holding up ok still. Might go a couple of years yet.
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