In the mood for a mature wine, I selected this because its at the end of its recommended drinking period. Very surprised at the purity of the color - no brown edges at all. Very tight at first. One of those older bottles that really benefited from airing. I took my last sip about three hours after opening and wished I had waited longer to drink the most of it.
Being almost 14 and having a vibrant and beautiful garnet color and opening nose of mocha and light vanilla, this wine begged to be poured from the bottle and opened in the glass--or so I chose upon initially uncorking and pouring a taste. Smooth and fully balanced tannins followed a dominant black currant flavor and finish that seemed a bit one-dimensional. On the whole strong; but stronger yet--I believe--with the addition of thoughtful food pairings. Drink soon and enjoy.
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