Nice! Decanted 375ml bottle 2 hours. Cork disintegrated so filtered through cheesecloth. Clear, deep garnet, thick heavy legs. Nose was clean, but a bit veiled by the alcohol (though served only a touch warm, at 68F): crushed raspberries, blackberries, currant, juniper, and dark chocolate. Palate is long and luxurious. This full bodied wine is medium sweet, medium acidity, high alcohol (burns the mouth a bit), with firm tannins that provide the structure for aging (but are already well integrated). Finish was a bit hot, but massive black fruit lingered for 30-45 seconds. Definitely want to find more and revisit in 5 years.
Silky and refined. Needs decanting to let the alcohol blast pass by like a summer thunderstorm. Then, deep, rich but refreshing licorice, blueberry compote and a touch of pebbles in a stream. This is big, but not heavy. The acidity and high alcohol retention makes it perfect for roast duck dishes or even winged game done up in red wine sauce. Still a baby, but decant and drink over 2-3 days. (My cork was on its last legs.) A real beauty.
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