Great wine! If you follow Paul Drapers notes on the back of the bottle, he recommends when the wine is ready. This has paid off for us, although you have to be patient. Fruity aroma, with something I'll call caramel, or maybe vanilla. Really soft tannins, with a complex finish. I agree that it won't last much longer now that the tannins have softened. Definitely worth the "long" wait.
With Sirloin Steak and roast carrots. Clear medium ruby, good color to the edge, still youthful. Spicy nose, peppery bramble berry. Big, powerful wine, this, no wilting lily; pepper, intense fruit softening to blueberry on medium-long finish, balanced but with some power. I think this particular bottle aged well, and was hit at peak.
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