Cork dry and lower half broke off and crumbled. Opaque, dark cranberry in color. Some graphite and leather on the nose that becomes more pronounced after 30-40 minutes in the decanter. Tannins started to blossom after a while as well. Initially we thought this bottle was flawed and the wine well over the hill....but improved dramatically after time in the decanter.
Drank this after a 1990 Martha's Vineyard. All thought this was not quite the level of MV and it showed considerably more tannins suggesting it would last at least a few more years, but still very tasty. Dark fruit, fairly big, very nice match with grilled leg of lamb.
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