Consistent with last tasting in 2010 but with continuation of the effects of aging. Ruby colored, medium bodied, big floral tones predominate as the black cherry and red currant fruits are starting to give way to tones of cedar, leather and mushroom with hints of almond, vanilla, sweet spice and soft oak on a lingering smooth firm dusty tannin finish, as age is taking effect, reaching the last chapter of its aging profile - 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc.
Very, very good. Deep, opaque ruby with just slightly lighter edge. Deep cabernet/dark cherry/berry bouquet. Expands after the first 15-20 minutes and doesn't let up. Medium length finish with good fruit and mouth feel. Still moderate tannins, but well balanced. Excellent drinking now, and should be good for at least the next couple of years. May not improve further, but who cares...!
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