Requires decanting, 2 hours we would say at least. This wine for the lovers of more old world Napa is a masterpiece in the making. Albeit drinking very well we could not but wonder what this will become given another 5 years. The nose took its time to develop (2hrs) but once it did it was a symphony of cab sauv notes. Light spice, dark fruits and so on. Beautiful nose. On the palate the tannins are on the powerful side and hence we think it needs 5 yrs more. But still beautiful now, 95 now and easily 98 if it stays true to its path in s few years.
This is drinking beautifully. Popped and poured so no chance of a decant. I would have scored higher except for the fact that the nose is lacking. Say 95. The wine gives no indication of what is to come initially.
Medium to full bodied with integrated tannins. Some tobacco and leather in the body and becoming velvet like. Tannins 6.5/10
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