Opened by Allred. Decanted for 60 minutes. Part of a 5 bottle vertical. 4th time I have had this wine and this was the best showing yet. It was also my favorite and the group favorite of the vertical. Reddish purple color. Good structure with round tannins. Notes of crushed grape skins, plum and tar notes. In it's drinking window now. 93-94 points.
My favorite of the vertical, decanted off its sediment about 20 minutes before it was served. Dark garnet color. Notes of tobacco, black currants, herbs and plum. Balanced and nicely integrated, this shows plum, currants, mocha, leather and tobacco on the palate. Drinking well and should hold at this level for some time. Drink 2015-2020.
South or Sweet (Q2 wine party) (The Apartment): (Wine #7 - South America) I really liked this wine and think I would have liked it a lot more with a decant. It just came across as a touch young (probably because the tannins were almost chewy). Some good fig notes, less ripe blackberry. Dusty. After swirling it for awhile I get a touch of cranberry as well. Part of the 3 Don Melchors each of which I thought showed pretty well.
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