Even at this point, youthful, tannins right there when PNP, this should be decanted. Different initial impression as it hit the tongue compared to prior two, but not too much bottle variation. First night, a bit brutish, disjointed, but on second night, big, integrated, cedar, a little spicy, rich chocolate. I have pulled this several times because of its age, and because of its low cost, to let some of my other bordeaux rest longer, and I have to stop and give this a few more years at least
Deep ruby still. Beautiful nose of stony fruits, bitter chocolate, black olives, and well integrated wood. Luscious, viscous, vey not heavy mouthfeel. Rich and deep, but with good focus. More dark chocolate, stony fruits, and olives/ rare meat. An excellent mix of fruit and savory. Excellent balance. Quite long, with plenty of structure and tannins to give this another 5 years at this peak. Outstanding stuff. 92 pts.
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