From a split: Gorgeous sublime restrained earthy, brassy, currant and cranberry nose. High tones red brassy fruit favors with pine, mushroom, earth. Mouthfeel, Flavors and tannin were tense. Nice acids. Somewhat angular without being piercing. Finish was lengthy with savory characteristics and no heat. This wine in this format is much better at this stage then it's 750mL counterpart. Got better with throughout the 3 hour dinner suggesting that it would have benefitted from a decant. Another sh**ty 07 Pinot.
Starting to brick up a bit (so to speak). Love this wine every time, now showing signs of relatively early maturation. Fruit still vibrant and on the red side of the ledger. Aromatically picking up a bit more caramel and smokiness than in the past. A little heat surprisingly shows through. Still fantastic overall, though. Plan is to have one of these per year for the next 3 years, and looking forward to it.
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