Right up front this gets a Whoa. No green pepper but tons of intrigue. Blackberry, cassis, and a hint of vanilla. On the palate this is incredible--balance, fruit, finish. Whoa. 93. thedrunkencyclist.com
Drinking really well. Some Tanin still present, but wine is well balanced overall. A little smoke and dark fruit. 12th anniversary wine. A lot has happened between 2003 and 2015. Wine is good to go now and confident it is good for a few more years if stored well.
Still holding up ok. Decanted two hours. This wine has an old world feel on the nose and palate. Certainly plum, dark fruit dominate the palate, altho they are faded. I agree with wineguy25 about the hint of orange peel.
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