This my third & final bottle and, in final analysis, a moderate disappointment. A great vintage from a well-respected producer and this wine was no more than good and so, my score to reflect that. As opposed to being nicely integrated with some residual complexity and intrigue, this was simply flat; almost empty. Decent aromatics but it really ended there with a very unimpressionable flavor profile. I sure hope this is an aberration.
A wine that was at first was muted but you could tell something good was lurking in the background. Purple and toward the opaque range...unbelievable for a nine year old wine. Will it get better, probably not. It was a wine with finesse. Excellent cabernet fruit - black raspberries and current with a dollap of spice from the oak. The tannins were velvety and in check. A wine by itself or with the veal. A perfect match.
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