Absolutely spectacular! After 4 hours of air it was simply ridiculous. Smooth as silk. Fatty, rich, full bodied. Massive juicey blueberries, plum, wet oak, cola and milk chocolate. Not heat what so ever. Seamless from start to finish. Perfectly Integrated. We drank this after a 1997 Shafer hss. It smoked the Shafer to our surprise.
Decanted 2 hours. Coming together but still somewhat disjointed and alcoholic. The quality of fruit is very high, lots of blackberry liqueur fruit and silky tannins. This will benefit from at least 2-3 more years and should be unbelievable by 2020.
Decanted with a small amount of sediment. Tight nose. Deep and concentrated crimson red. Nose was rich with currants, vanilla and pencil lead. Lush, silky, sexy wine on the palette. Minute grippy tannins and medium acidity. Currants, oak, graphite, eucalyptus and mint.
This wine was either in a dumb phase or just needs more time in the decanter. All the parts are there but it's just a little flabby. Only one left and I've giving it at least 5 more years.
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