First glass showed much alcohol. Second glass opened up more, and by the fourth it was in gear. So, I guess surprising to me because I thought it would be old and tired, which it wasn't. IN fact, I wanted more from it - more fruit, more power. Maybe needs more time to fully open up?
This was open for three hours by the time I got to it. My wife had already finished a couple of glasses. She looked at me both knowingly and like she had committed a crime when I took the first sip. This was just bubbling with opulent aromas of red fruit - pomegranate, black cherry, maraschino cherry and goji, backed by a veil of smoke. Rich entry. So flavorful. Black cherry, woven with black currant and seasoned with sage. I loved the purity of the fruit. This seemed to gain some grip over time, which portends well for a long life. This is the best wine I've had in a while. Truly outstanding. 94
Started out very weak and thin. However it opened up (though very slowly) and the last few sips were the best. Black fruits, bramble, tight but not overly tannic a finish. A little suggestion of citrus (orange) on the finish. Wish it had showed a little earlier.
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