Slightly muddy plum red color; limited medium sediment at end of bottle. Aromas of plum, nutmeg, olive, fennel, and meat. Palate is round and lush with fig, plum, sweet olive, and roast meat elements that carry into a medium-long finish. The casual wine drinkers I served this to were astounded it was 16 years old and loved it. Fully mature and no hurry to enjoy this; expect it will continue to be of interest for a long time as it ages into full tertiary flavor profile. Drink or hold.
Body is dark garnet, with a brilliant red tint at the edges. Dominant notes of ripe blackberries and cherries, vanilla, and old wood. Hint of pepper. This wine is presenting nicely. Jammy fruit with still some chewy tannins left in this. Nice complexity, a little pepper in the finish. I am very impressed with how well this has stood the test of time.
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