Nice wine . It's so rewarding to see the bonded tannins collect in chunks and strings ,at the bottle bottom. The only difference I can detect in this from a Napa, is an almost sweet, present black fruit. Otherwise, it's just the same, with obvious softer/tannin age. Perhaps this level cab from Chile advances quicker than Napa? I don't think a big Napa at this age, would be as smoothed out.
This bottle has evolved from my last one nearly 3 years ago. This had a bit less fruit and a bit more dusty notes. This evolution was very beneficial in toning down what my notes called a bit overpowering plum. I feel like this bottle is in a pretty good spot right now and I will be drinking one more in the next 6 months and my last in the next 18 months. Drink now till 2018
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