This 2005 release tasting was a bit closed and tight, at ten years old this has many years of life yet and may not even have reached its peak drinking window.
Dark inky garnet purple colored, smooth polished nicely balanced black berry and black raspberry fruits, tones of anise and cedar turning to a hints of dark mocha on the long lingering silky smooth tannin finish.
Vertical tasting of Backus and Phelps Insignia - http://unwindwine.blogspot.com/2015/10/gala-celebration-dinner-features-phelps.html
Lovely wine. Currant, blackberry and light leather. The fruit was still at the forefront of this long finishing wine. Mild, balanced tannins made this a very nice experience. Decanted for an hour, and the last glass showed rose notes at the end.
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