This wine is over-the-top candied jammy black and blue fruits with a slight prune finish. Smooth but shockingly drying tannins for such a sweet wine. The wine is such a fruit bomb that it is a caricature of fruit bombs, and this took it down a couple points for me. Plus as the wine got more air, the prune element started to come through more.
Popn and poured. followed over 5 hours at a 40th dinner party with non-wine geeks (NWG)
Since my last bottle 2 years ago, this has gotten a bit more round with some hard edges. There is a mild bit of sweetness fighting a savory overtone. Stored sideways, there is considerable sediment. I detected no heat. I'd stand up the bottle for a few days then pop.
Also benefited from air. Tastes during hours 3-5 were better than the initial. Overall, this was slightly better than ok. Not sure its 92CT now in my book. Definitely not a bad wine though.
Quite a bit of sediment coating the bottle. Dark purple. No bricking. Still surprising sweet and lush; almost port like Moderate oak is well integrated. Tasty and intresting, but I enjoy would enjoy this more as a stand alone wine (or dessert wine) as I opposed to smething that would pair well with food.
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