Aerated for a couple hours before tasting. Very firm tannins. Nice funk on the nose. Dirt, mushroom, cellar floor. Pretty much the same on the palate. Just a bit spicy too. This wine really changed over the course of a few hours. Tannins softening, finish getting a bit longer, aroma intensifying.... Almost no detectable fruit, but plenty of other earthy favors. Amazing that this stuff came from grapes. Perfect with Steak and sauteed crimini mushrooms. I really enjoyed this wine the first night and would highly recommend it. The little bit that was left for night #2 kinda fell apart though. So pop it, decant, and drink up!
Opened and drank most within an hour and then a taste on day 2. Typical 2004 nose with plenty of cut grass. Gritty texture with red fruit and a medium finish. Needs some time to smooth out, but on day 2 this was a mess so not sure how well that green quality will integrate. I am a fan of Dujac and while this is enjoyable, this wine was certainly better in other vintages.
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