Still great! Complex and rich but not a jammy fruit bomb typical of Clarendon. Dark berry fruit on the nose and palate yield to black pepper and strangely enough iron/ metallic taste on the ever lingering finish. Still a bit tannic but silky and lush, and that only means my remaining bottles will age well.
Have another bottle to try but the first was a dissapointment. Purple and opaque with brown notes. Tasted well past its prime and like a rich cherry port. The nose, palate and finish were rolling cherry pie. 5+11+15+6=87
Aging well, powerful, great backbone, but what is interesting is that the complexity, well, is becoming more complex! The nuances are unfolding like the layers of an onion. The ultra fine tannins provide extended support, the spice components bounce off each other during a finish that never ends.
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