A wow wine! Medium to heavy bodied. Strong nose of dark fruit, secondary overtones, charred oak, cigar, some cedar. On the tongue, smooth, powerful Tannins almost resolved, but just enough there to let you know. Great balance. Very long finish.
Cork was soft and 1/2 soaked but an Ah-so got it out well enough. Only a half a teaspoon of sediment. Decanted for 2 hours and consumed over next two. The wine still has a huge and drying tannic backbone, but the wine is near silk until after mid palate when the acidit starts to catch up. The fruit is ripe and extremely dense. A real mouthful of black and blue fruits but the leather, tobacco, cassis, and graphite are all layered in and pronounced. A really impressive wine.
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(Dominus Estate Napanook Vineyard) From magnum - bricking, very dark red violet color; mature, savory, corn beef, beef jus nose; tasty, mature, beef jus, corn beef, olive tapenade palate; medium-plus finish (more advanced than the last bottle I tried)
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