Popped, breathed in bottle 60 minutes, consumed over next 90. Dark fruit in evidence right away and held its plateau through the night, but I didn't feel it improved. I would describe this as holding on rather than developing. Curiously devoid of tertiary notes that might be expected with age. Still, a nice experience with a mature Cab and surprisingly enjoyable considering the maligned vintage.
Beautiful. Still a ruby tone without bricking. Decanted and drank over two hours. Had been worried as the cork was saturated. Slight meatiness and a touch of iron initially but the overwhelming note on the nose after a few moments was tart and full cherry, but also full of pepper and toasted spice. Medium to full bodied but not overblown, and a full 45 second finish.
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