Outstanding bottle. Upon opnening, it was a little dusty and seemed faded. With air, however, it gained in every aspect. It became deep, full and expressive. The nose showed dark cherry, vanilla and green bark with spicey undertones. The palette was full and reflected the nose with some additions of earth and red meat. Lush yet balanced palette with a very long finish. I could drink my other bottle now, but I think I'll wait a year or two. 9-19-9-9
A bunch of CdP on a Saturday Afternoon (Loretta Paganini School fo Cooking): This bottle was past prime IMO. Certainly drinking nicely and at another occasion, I would have no problem drinking it. The nose is earthy with come funk along with cherries and dried cherries. Medium bodied. The acidity is coming to the forefront. On the palate, there is still some cherry fruit left, but it ends drying. Drink up based on this bottle.
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