We had this with dinner last night, and it was wonderful. It was full of rich dark fruit, with a velvety texture, and finished with loads of sweet dark tobacco and rich fine tannins. Acidity was at a perfect level, and in balance with the other components. The key to enjoying this wine is a decant of several hours. I wish now that I had bought more...if this bottle is an indication, it's in its prime drinking window now. Delicious stuff.
Edited to add: upon perusing the other reviews of this wine on CT, it appears that the wine exhibits quite a bit of bottle-to-bottle variation. That mirrors our experience. We had another bottle of this wine about 6 weeks ago, and I would have given that one about 86-87 points, but we only decanted that one for a few minutes. The 92-pointer had a 3+ hour decant.
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