Opened the wine and the cork looked like new. Decanted for about an hour and this wine was really gorgeous. Amazingly fruity despite its age with a bouquet of plums and cedar. The wood was totally under control and the wine ready to drink.
Enjoyed with the wife at Capital Grille (pop & pour). The wine looked young (could not tell exact color but not a large variation from the rim to the center). Got better with airtime. On nose, black cherry, tobacco, charcoal. On palate, good acids, herbal, blackberry, cassis (cassis on nose with airtime), black licorice & touch of cedar. Medium fiinish. Great with the food - very impressed with the wine. This wine has aged well. 91-92 range.
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