The Blind Drunks monthly tasting (Rich & Dana's): Pale crimson core, turning clear at the edge. Initially displays licorice, red currant and spice tones. Opens further in the glass with red fruit spice and subtle prune aromas. Balanced, with flavors of red fruit and white pepper, with a very subtle raisiny tone on the finish.
This was decanted briefly for sediment & rebottled for travel. It sat uncorked in bottle for about 45 minutes to an hour before it was tasted first in this flight.
Nicely aged 17 yr-older, but drunk too late. Mainly the alc showed thru, a bit of the fruit remained. Nice experiment, but the intellectual aspect was its only reward. Purchased recently from one of those online wine consolidators, so provenance is suspected...as is the 17 yrs of age!
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