Christmas (and birthday) party (Our house): From magnum - slow oxed 4 hours. Deep purple color leads to classic nose of cassis, a hint of tobacco and vanilla. Medium full body shows beautiful dark fruit with good amount of secondary flavors. Nice tannins at finish. I really enjoyed this and suspect it is drinking at peak.
Decanted for about an hour. Not as much baking spice as I remember in previous bottles. Well balanced and good backbone. Cassis with some plum. Medium body, almost silky. May be slightly past fruit's peak. Typical nose.
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