You wait, and wait, and wait, for these wines to come around. And while you're waiting you have other wines. Some are older, some are newer. Some cheaper, some not. But when a wine like this, at the right time, is opened, you pause. You enjoy. And I think I caught this one at the precise moment of "not too young, not too old" - a goldilox moment. Though for my tastes it was a little soft. So maybe a year ago it would have been more interesting to me. But that's just me. Today. If you have some, I"d tell you to drink it. You'll enjoy it.
From a cellar-stored magnum. Sitting in a pretty good place right now. Double decanted it about 8 hours before trying it. At first is was still a bit rough, but with more time in the air and glass, it started to show itself nicely. Still showing excellent and somewhat youthful color, despite its 11+ year age. Classic black current on the nose with a bit of a rustic quality due to its age. On the palate, it's a well structured effort with full-bodied dark fruits and a lengthy finish. Starting to develop secondary characteristics of a well aged Cabernet. Drinking well now with a good decant. Nice.
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