Lovely! The colour has toned down to a medium to medium deep crimson with an aged character - nose is mostly cigar box, with cassis notes and the same black olive/savoury note, but definitely secondary aromas taking the fore - very Bordeaux - palate is pure, rather highish acidity, and def still some tannic support - no rush on these - full, broad palate, with winey, Bordeaux flavours, and a very good finish that lingers - quite savoury, a coffee note too, this was great with grilled rib eyes
Terrific Aussie Cab! Lovely concentration and typicité, oozing crunchy bluebrries and creme de cassis. Enough acidity, minerality, umami, focus and restraint to satisfy my classical/traditional preferences.
Decanted 2 hours. Screw cap. Aromas of dark berry fruit, spice, hints of tobacco, vanilla, herbs. The palate is terrific - balance, softening tannins, length. It makes you want to take just another sip every time. After more than 5 hours in the decanter, it was still going strong. Wonderful wine now, but there's no rush here.
Really great cabernet - decadent whilst still maintaining balance, and full of character and complexity. Blackcurrant dominates, supported by plums and dark cherry, dark chocolate, a touch of eucalypt, background cedar and vanilla from oak, and closing a hint of dark olive.
Tannins are softening but still present and supportive. Will keep for another decade but it's hard to see it being any better than now.
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