A little underwhelmed, nice enough claret but not exciting and lacking a little Bordeaux character that I was looking for. Tannins still pretty firm and fruit generous and juicy but overall just left me a little flat and didn't have me racing back for another glass.
Maybe slightly better than the last bottle and definitely better on day 1 than day 2. Good depth and concentration, rich cassis, firm but not overpowering tannins, cedary oak and coffee. Drinks well now but should improve.
Wonderful nose of dark fruits, licorice, smoky oak and earth lead the way to a full, extracted palate with plenty of fruit, oak and grip. Straight forward but with good balance, this is very nice now with some air and probably has the stuffing to really improve over the next 5 years and drink well for years after that.
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