Maybe this wine has already seen its best days. Its been decanting now four nearly four hours and the predominant aroma and flavor is still alcohol. There is a bit of fruity jam on the nose as well as some spiciness, but these are well in the background. Some flavors of blackberry, raspberry, and plum. Overall, this wine is weak and a bit watery and, considering the amount of tannins still present, I am doubtful this is a result of the wine's age. The producer's website notes this '98 was a problematic year. From the taste of this wine, I would have to agree.
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