Dusty black fruits on the nose with a bit of bramble around the edges. Seems kind of closed yet. Pretty tight on the palate. Structure is still holding very strong and is a bit closed down. After several hours, the dusty black cherry and blackberry opened up, although the tannins still held very firm. This is still a few years from really coming into its own. I have to agree with Nick that this will probably go longer than the ‘97.
Wines with Indian Food (Hema's Kitchen - Chicago, IL): Powerful aromas of black fruit, vanilla, brown sugar, minerals and creosote. Palate manages a smooth texture with ripe fruits marrying to gritty tannins. Well balanced with good length. Still young with upside for development. (4+12+17+8=91).
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