Whoops...Not flawed or defective ... I cellared this too long...before it was beautiful fruit, textire and balance ...now the fruit nose and taste (aroma and flavours) have diminished and the mouthfeel is not as silky as before...darn!
Much bigger than the regular bottling, but there is just too much oak here for me to give it a better score. Nose of vanilla, black currant and burnt cherries. Nice finish - over 30 seconds, and a bit tannic on my last glass. If I see the bottle again, I'll buy it and leave it alone for another year or two.
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