Inky purple in color.  The nose is very tight.  Black raspberries.  spice/oak.  Primary. On the palate, this is lush with a great texture.  Black raspberry fruit.  Seems deep but impenetrable.  Firm tannins.  Doesn't budge much with air.  Plenty of upside on this but it needs a decade to sort itself out and open up.  For now, its enjoyable but seems like the better course is to show patience.  

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
90
Vintage: 
2012

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