Still fairly vigorous. Right now tannins are integrated though still assertive. Structure is good. However, a classic Cabernet profile dominates and the aromatics are muted and tertiary characteristics are limited. Fine drinking now but you may want give it a bit longer of twirl in the cellar.
My first perfect score!! What can I say, from the very start a beautiful silky mouthfeel of beautiful floral then crushed berries then licorice and finally espresso flavors.... a finish that would not stop, literally 20 minutes long. If Italy had first growths, this would be it. A SUPER Tuscan on steroids, drinking absolutely amazingly now. Paired with foie gras, lamb chops, and chocolate cake.
Drank last evening with grilled porterhouse. Really nice. Probably should have decanted since there was a ton of sediment. Tannins are tamed. Some remnants of dark fruit remain but they are starting to move into the background. Spice and earth notes starting to emerge. Would have liked to have tasted after a couple of hours but it disappeared quickly. I guess everyone liked it.
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