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.
Last bit of a bottle that was opened on Thanksgving and has been sitting in my cellar. Chocolate, coffee, plums and raisins on the nose. Pure deep rich clear fruit on the palate, gentle crisp acid frame, very long ringing acid fruit finish. 50+17+18+9.
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