Opened 3 hours prior to serving. On the nose, plenty of barnyard and band-aid along with aromas of black olive, dried herb, cassis, and blueberry. Firm tannins dominate the palate, until the brett takes over and shows up as sweaty horse and Asian 5-spice. There seems to be a constant battle between the brett and fruit, ending in a rather abrupt finish. Disappointing wine.
Bought this upon release - cellared for 12 years (a record for me!). Decanted 2 hours before dinner. Earth and leather on the nose, subdued fruit and tobacco flavors. Had enough character to keep me interested, and paired well with grilled meats on the table. Was in excellent shape, with no signs of degradation.
Mature wine. Nose smells of wet earth and tobacco. Palate is on the lite side with nice secondary flavors but nothing jumping up and saying wow. I expected more given the vintage and given the high praise by RP's WA. Decent, but not a wine I would buy again.
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