Popped and v'd. Nice nose, but lacking a bit initially. Great color and legs. Tannins there a bit. Opened up, but slowly. Had an 02 a year or so ago and was best on day 3. Maybe they need to be decanted for a few days!! Good wine, confusing with price point.
Fragrant red and black plum, cocoa, also on the nose. Evident ripeness on the nose here. Black plum flavors are intensely structured, some black currant pucker on the corners of the mouth, blackberry on the midpalate, and sweet black licorice on the finish. This starts very ripe, but stiffens up on the mid-palate. A lot of structure to resolve here, so if you are holding out, I would suggest more time (a couple years, at least).
The score I gave could prove absolutely conservative, because there is clearly an exceptional depth to the material, but also tannin to burn.
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