Rich, bright red color. Excellence nose of dark fruit with a hint of oak. Flavors transition seamlessly from the nose. Very balanced with tannins and acids in harmony and hiding in the background. Very enjoyable experience. Opened bottle and allowed to breath for an hour before tasting.
I am partial to Justin wines, and this bottle fits the typical Justin style. Unapologetic, full bodied, fruit foward style (if not a bomb), but with some depth and complexity to make it multi-dimensional. To my palate, it was too young and forward (I prefered the Tom Eddy 2006 Elodian), but everyone else really loved it. I was surprised by the gobs of sediment in this particular bottle. If I had another bottle, I'd wait until 2014 to open, but I prefer wines with a bit of age.
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