Decanted about an hour, through aerator. Dark fruit on the nose and initial taste. Some nice spice, maybe graphite, flavors on the end. A bit smokey. Had with grilled steak, nice pairing. Still has a lot of life left in it, another 5 years easy.
Toro reds - ungrafted vines: Inky fruits, densely meaty, like meat tartare on the nose. With time soft tobacco notes appear. Good mouthfeel, soft and fruity for a Toro wine. Quite good accidity, lovely. Tannins seemed resolved. Actually very enjoyable for such a blockbuster wine.
Okay this was to be the crown jewel of the evening after the killer 2013 Jane et Sylvain Bourgogne, the boring lackluster flat as a pancake 2007 les Racines gigondas. Oh boy after reading here I was excited. 1 hour decant, tight tight leaden wine overwhelmed with vanilla(?) could not understand. It was passable at best. May the runt of the litter as I have 3 or is that 5 more. I hope it was a runt. It was at best on par with a Grateful Dead cover band or the actual grateful dead circa 1985. There but not.
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