Birthyear wine for my son. This was the first chance to open a bottle with him after his 21st birthday. Pop 'n pour, but should have opened or decanted earlier. This started to sing at about the hour mark. Black fruits, violet and lavender on the nose and similar palate. Drinking remarkably well with no end in sight. 94+
Effusive nose with pronounced tobacco leaf, cigar, earth, flowers, merde and pencil shavings with dark red fruit underneath. Palate has medium-rich fruit that shows youthfully fresh and vibrant for 3+ hours before fading slightly. Suave tannin provides grip and balance. This has evolved nicely into a complex and balanced mature Cab. Will hold, but don't see it getting better from here. Excellent with a beef stew on a cold evening.
What I love about Forman cabs with some age on them. Double decanted off its sediment an hour before the tasting. Black cherry, red currants, plum and sandalwood aromas. Develops floral and leather nuances with air. Medium-bodied with nicely integrated tannins and flavors of sandalwood, plum, black currants and violets. Long, balanced finish. Drink now - 2020.
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