Popped and poured. Dark crimson w/a little bricking at the edge. Big tarry/cherry medicinal nose leading to a fat midpalate of black berry/cherry fruit/tar that settles into something a little more refined and engaging after an hour in the glass and finishes with light mouth coating tannins that linger for a bit.
Last tasted in 11/2010. Decanted for 1 hour (it did not need it as prior taster noted). Blackish red color with a little sediment. Looked younger than an '06. Oak/Vanilla, black cherry on nose. On palate, black cherry, black licorice, blackberry & touch of tobacco flavor profile. Full body but very balanced with a Long finish. At peak now but should be good for a few years. 92+ Excellent with grilled rib-eye steaks.
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