Deep garnet red bricking at the edges. A more restrained nose than my previous bottle. Smooth blackcurrant and plum fruit. I noticed a touch of dryness with the mintiness on the mid-palate. A smooth finish with well integrated oak. I think this is for drinking now or over the next couple of years.
Good serviceable Bordeaux still. Very nice on the black fruit side initially but it moves into a dry ungenerous note on the way to the finish. Been stored basically in a refrigerator since release. Plenty of room for this wine to really come together. That said, in the price picture then and now it was dirt cheap - $17.00 at Sam's.
Decanted. Very exuberant fruity nose on opening - you could smell the wine on walking into the room. Drank after a couple of hours with ribeye and dauphinoise potatoes. Lovely blackcurrant and plum fruit with a touch of minty coolness. Tannins there but smooth and rounded. Drinking very well now but appears to have plenty left.
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