Wow! This wine really blossomed on night 2. Stored in the fridge overnight and brought out, let it come to cellar temp. Huge nose of red fruit, licorice, menthol. Super silky on the palate, full bodied, rich, and lasting on the finish. This has a few more years and is in prime drinking window with a good decant
Double decanted back into the bottle, and poured almost immediately. This was aromatically wonderful from the get-go...smooth, balanced, starting to show some tertiary flavors of earth and meat. After a couple hours open, the initially absent tannin did become more pronounced, and it faded a bit aromatically. In hindsight, the double decant was probably unnecessary. There may be some bottle variation, or perhaps it has emerged from a slumber. A bottle a year ago seemed thin and uninteresting. While this is certainly less robust than in past years, it was delicious
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