My last bottle and I think that perhaps I opened it a year or five too soon. On opening and for the first 2 or 3 hours this was very closed and flat, but at around the 5 hour mark it really began to have a voice, even though it was still quite reserved with dark, brooding fruit, earth, tobacco and an abundance of leathery tannins on the midlength finish. All in all, this was very nice and I think it has a lot of forward looking potential.
PNP'd....crushed red berries and black cherry give the saturated, promising nose a good contrast. The palate is very disappointing, thin and sinewy, soy sauce with the fruit basically stripped. I'll decant it and give it a few hours...picked up a bit of weight after a few hours, still not showing much fruit.
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