almost mature and very nice. still a firm fruit, a hint of oak, but otherwise it is all about syrah, black olives, bacon fat etc. Very much a food wine - and a very good one at that. Will live five more years easily, and maybe even improve.
Rock star wine. The best of the three bottles I had. This was all about elegance, finesse, and complexity. Dark, almost black berry fruit, black olive tapenade, and a hint of meat juices, cured ham, and smokiness. Very earthy. Perfect balance and this bottle was drinking at its peak. Amazing wine.
Wine has been open for 3 days by now. Intoxicating nose of sous-bois, crushed rock, savory dried herbs and dark berry fruit. Plush mouthfeel with very nuanced fruit and structure. Really a very, very good wine that only lacks slightly in the finish where, although ceryainly not short, there is no real fireworks. All the while I am drinking and smelling this, I keep thinking that this is on the verge of being great, but it doesn't quite seem to get there. I think this deserves another 3-5 years in the cellar before being tried again.
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