Visual: Nice dark ruby color. It is about 30-35% opaque with tight slow forming legs.
The nose: Is a bit challenged. minerals, raisins an oak.
Da Flava: Nice balance of oak and raisins, very spicy and very good.
The wine: Very well balanced. Mild tannins, fairly dry. Finish is a bit short. Definitely allow to breathe, minimum 45 minutes. First swig was battle to glass as I made dinner, I was afraid I was going to have to throw it out. Mellows nicely. Almost too nicely, though. I wish the nose were better, and the finish were longer... if it were this would be 91-92 points, IMO.
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