Deep ruby core, bricking red/orange on the rim. This is old school, juicy, but youthfully dry. The cherry, black raspberry, and red currant fruit is secondary to the woodsy, earthy notes of conifer, pencil shavings, and cigar box. Hints of basement must reminds you this is an older vintage. It took about two hours before it started to open up, giving air a chance to soften its rougher edges and revealing secondary and tertiary complexities. I can see this improving over the next 5 years and may eventually garner a higher score. Rack it.
A brown, rusty red edge with an overall hazy appearance. A fairly big and concentrated alcoholic nose w/spice, oak, and dark cherry. Tannins and cherry on the front of the mouth, then quickly fading away to nothing; very lean and thin. Fruit became a little more prominent with time in the glass and wine improved with food, but this wine is definitely past its prime.
Big fruity nose with Cassis and just a hint of mint and green pepper. Purple at the core with very slight bricking at the edges. Cedar and dark fruit on the palate with some unresolved tannins. This is still quite young and should continue to evolve for several more years. Very nice.
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