Disappointing, given a mid-$80's price tag. I had high hopes but the best I can give it is 91, and that may be a tad generous. I found it a little on the syrupy side. The nose is nice but not overwhelming.
Finishing off a previously CV'd bottle; followed over 2 hours after popping the cork, but not decanted. Dark black fruit, faint prune, earth on the nose. While initial tastes of the wine were very dry, as the wine warmed and opened it balanced nicely. Mocha, tobacco, dark fruit, fig and earth. In a very nice place but no rush. Agree with '19 at the far side of peaking.
A Pop and pour glass via coravin. Wow, how've I gone so long without sampling this? Spice box, vanilla, medium+ toasted oak and hint of pine tar on the nose. Still a little tight on the palate but rich dark fruit, more vanilla, leather. Definitely new world. Will try the balance of the bottle with some decant time in the future.
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