This was opened and poured and enjoyed over six hours.  It is still young and really hit its stride after around four hours though the last glass was the best.  A wonderfully delicious wine.  Deep purple in color; shiny, bright and opaque.  The nose is great with black cherries, dark chocolate, slight soy, plum and char.  On the palate, this still has firm tannins though they are not overwhelming.  Lots of black cherry fruit with some underlying gravel and also some chocolate.  This is not a baby at age 15, but still needs about ten years until peak.  The finish is long, smooth and has a nice chocolaty note.  This is deep and after about four hours showed great complexity.  This will probably improve a bit more from here.  It should drink well for the next twenty years.  It will work well with roasts, braised meats or other "bigger" foods.  

Grade: 
A
Score: 
96
Vintage: 
2005
Current Price: 
$90.00USD

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