Dark ruby garnet color. No flaws. Moderate rim variation in the glass. Minimal sediment. Soft nose of dark florals and fruits. Low tannin and acid. Medium alcohol. Medium to long finish. Certainly ready to drink. I think a little beyond peak. An absolutely beautiful reflection of its varietal and its age.
Beezer6 summed this one up well...decanted at the restaurant on NYE, and it probably could have used a couple of hours more air and fewer drinkers, at least from my point of view...if you still have, absolutely no rush to drink...really wonderful
Saturday Tasting Group (Knightsbridge Wine Shop (Northbrook, IL)): Big berry driven wine showing massive extraction and legendary finesse driven leather, graphite and cigar box. Behemoth of a nose. Lots of licorice with some enjoyable aromatic spicy heat. Big firm young tannins. Exotic, delicate and feminine overall. Flowers. Great length on the finish. Awesome wine. So much structure and backbone but tasting so damn good right now.
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