Six years ago, I drank one of these, decided it was infanticide, but projected that it would be good after a few years. I waited six, popped, decanted, waited 15 minutes, and tasted with prime NY strip, fresh green beans and roasted Kale salad with blue cheese and red onions. The wine is outstanding, a WOW wine. Delicious smooth berry flavor and dark red fruit like plum. There is a bit of Northern Rhone smooth wine pepper in the last few tastes before the wine is finished. One of the few times when a family dinner with three people caused a problem - they drank MY WINE! Quick, rush to CT and see if there is another bottle for a few more years out. Oh crap! This is my last bottle. If you have it, wait a few years to see if it gets even better. My guess is that it will.
The nose was sweet, spicy and seductive, with aromas of blueberry sauce, plum, dark chocolate, and a dusting of autumnal spice. It splashed against the palate like a wave of silk with ripe blackberry, blueberry skins and a hint of licorice. The finish was long, long, long with black fruit and an attractive bitter twang, yet a hint of heat detracted ever so slightly from experience. It’s a big wine, yet still finessed in the Carlisle style.
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