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.
still requires a significant decant. opened at a restaurant dumped into decanter and began consuming about an hour later. really solid structure, balance, size and mouthfeel but giving nothing on the nose or palate. after a second hour in the decanter began to give a bit of secondary flavor on the palate. was not able to spend enough time with the wine do see potential full development.
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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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