Dark dull garnet-blood red. Bouquet of stewed red fruit, rusty nails, beef blood, charcoal ashes. Full body, velvety, generous wine. After reading other notes on this wine, maybe it needed a longer decant, or perhaps past prime?
Gave 4-5 hours of air in decanter. Mature amber purple in the glass. Great nose of baking spices, aged wood, twigs, and all manner of berries. The palate expands with cocoa, vanilla, figs, dust and thick bright fruit. A mature tannin layer keeps everything lively. Finishes wonderfully with all the nose elements returning. PJG: 91
W porkchop on last nite in JH. This was a gift. Good mature color (syrah??). Good solid nose of dark berries. On palate nice fruit and woody flavors. Good finish. This will not get better but it was very fresh and solid. Great combo withthe food.
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