This is still quite young. It took at least 4 hours in the decanter before the wine began to open and soften and provide its, spicy, mineral, peppery, ripe, black and red fruit charms. It's hard to believe, but it could take 5-10 more years in the cellar, or 4-6 hours in the decanter, if you want to enjoy the wine.
Really nice Hermitage. Started off fairly lean, with classic grilled meat and bacon fat notes. Over the course of dinner in the decanter it really put on weight (one can certainly debate whether this was for the better). In any case, really good now, but certainly plenty of life ahead.
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