I found this bottle hiding in the back of my cellar and was concerned that it had spoiled. After an hour in the decanter, that was not the case...This wine is still holding well. It had a huge nose with its dark ruby red color and full body. It was well balanced with delicous flavors of blackberry, strawberry, plum, cassis and spice. Excellent!
I thought this wine might be expired but it was terrific after the initial barnyard funk blew off the nose...quickly opened up to full, well balanced fruit, long finish...it was great after dinner/dessert.
Wife was raving about it and would have stayed up till 1am to drink it if she hadn't realized it was 11:40 and she should go to bed (since I was in bed since 10 after drinking my own bottle). She says "90 points" and fruit bomb on front end but lingers for a long time on smooth finish. Great mid palate transition to the finish.
Dark ruby color. Nose of briary fruits and leather. Palate of blackberry, cassis, plum with some tar, spice and residual heat. Still with decent tannic background. This was balanced and delicious. Not over the top.
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