Settled down significantly from where it started 5.5 years ago. Low fruit on nose and taste. Very smooth, some oak and spicy characters showing but integrated well. Drink up, I don't think it will last much longer.
Took about 30 minutes to open up. Not hot on the nose. Good cherry pie filling flavor (not too sweet) balanced by some tobacco and a hint of oaky vanilla at the end. Went down really quick. Probably at or near its peak now.
This is doing very well right now. Still needed to open up for a good hour in bottle/glass (could have decanted it) to reach true potential. Nice dark berry and mild peppery spice. Tannins nicely integrated and overall well balanced. The rest of my bottles will do well for a couple years at least.
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