Opaque purple in color. 16.4% ABV but the wine shows not even a trace of heat. Blue fruits, crushed stones and baking spice on the nose. A complete blockbuster. Full bodied, mouth coating and powerful. Blueberry liqueur, iron, licorice, cassis and white pepper on the palate. Chalky, omnipresent tannins. The finish is endless. Drink anytime over the next decade.
Caveat: this sat in the decanter a solid week before I tried it, and was from magnum. It showed no noticeable decline whatsoever from he small sip I took immediately after decanting.
Dark as satan's soul - even under intense light there is just the slightest hint of violet at the very edge. Blackberries on the nose with lots of heat. Lovely sweet notes of blackberry and plums with the heat of schnapps. A tiny bit of tar that fades quickly and blueberry with lovely vanilla in the finish along with noticeable heat. The finish is delicious and does linger, where blueberry juice takes over for quite a spell. A bit robust for my taste, but very interesting. This could easily have evolved another decade, maybe two.
Open and pour. Full of dark fruit, yet, not showing the heat of 2004. Just big, dark and plush, a wine for the end of the evening. PS--this was Coravin'd about 5 weeks ago but I didn't notice any difference.
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