Blackcurrant. Big wine. Plenty of flavour. Developed nicely after 3 hours in the decanter. Full on new world Cabernet style. None of the port like textures that others have said they saw. Coats the mouth nicely with good length.
This was a little muted at first, however it did open up over time. There was some light fruit but it was more herbal at this point with some menthol on the finish. Enjoyable but seemed a little closed at this point.
Lacking the tension and grip of prior vintages. Tastes over ripe with similarities to some out of balance 2005 Bordeaux. This will go well with grilled burgers, but it is not my style this vintage....maybe not until they reign in the ripeness.
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