Dark color! Dense fruit on the nose. Tightly wound fruit on the attack, but with a little air it evened out Then, it thinned out a bit. Odd. Maybe this is in an odd space right now. I'm sure it's not over with. Overall very nice, just not a lot of depth and breadth. Maybe I was having an off night.
Tasted single blind. Juicy and dark fruit on the nose. Pepper is prominent on the nose, but dominates too much on the palate. The fruit is nice, but over-shadowed by too much pepper (which I like in proportion).
Decanted for one hour...should have been longer. It took awhile for the flavors to open up but when they did, it was worth the trip. Wonderful raspberry and dark cherry, along with minerality and some spiciness. Will probably hold off drinking any more for another year or so because I feel the best is yet to come.
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