Still a wonderful, young wine. The color remained purple - garnet with no hint of bricking. A hint of Burgandian funk on the initial profile, accompanied by some cherry and boysenberry notes. Very very smooth!
Decanted about 45 minutes before serving. A nice purple/garnet coloring and no bricking on the edge. Lots of earthy notes without any Burgandian funk. Still some nice cherry, boysenberry fruit notes lurking in a very smooth, fully mature pinot. Probably close to its peak but unlikely to improve.
Past its peak but drinking good. Slight bricking in color and light body. Muted nose but still a decent aroma of cherry and dry earth. Over the course fo several hours it opened a tad more so I gave it 90 points... but this is sliding fast I think.
Oldest daughters birth year....opened to celebrate her 11th. Haven't had this in a few years..and now that I'm REALLY into Burgundy...I thought it would be interesting to see if my palate has adjusted, since I have loved this wine the last couple occasions. Well......this is still a great wine! Dark berry fruit(plum,cherry,raspberry) with a little cloudy age to it...yet has a slight tingle of cola-like acidity. It is still pretty perky with that cola-like acidity...but it's smooth, and well rounded. Not plush and silky as with Burgundy. Has great flavors of dried leaves, mushroom, coffee, raspberry puree, leather, sweet black tea. Good dose of oak spice and smoked cherry wood on the finish. Seems to have a lot more years left....nice wine!
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