Really impressive wine. Decanted and consumed over two days. Big fruit. Big tannin. But integrated beautifully. Lots of depth and layers. Really, for a 2004, this is excellent. We felt like it's in its early peak and probrbly has 4-5 more years of improvement and will stay at peak for another 8-10 years. Really pleased.
Richly fruited with strawberry and raspberry jam fruit, nice earth and herbal notes. Moderate acidity and fine tannin. A solid bigger Merlot but I think this was probably better in its youth with more baby fat and exuberance.
This was simply singing... a 10 year old merlot that blew away the crowd at the end of the evening. It needed about two hours of slow O2 to get to opening and really starting to open. It drank like a great cab at a third-to-half the price.
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