Wow. This wine was decanted for 10 hours in a Magnum size decanter prior to serving. It needed every bit of that. Inky purple in color. What an awesome nose. Cassis, moist earth, baking spice and slight cigar box. On the palate, this has firm tannins. Loads of cassis, some black cherries over a rich earthiness with some cedar. Great balance. This is a powerful wine but not a monster in that sense. Lots of fruit but with pin point attack. Long finish. This needs at least ten years to get close to peak but if you can't resist, a decant of at least 12 and even 24 hours is needed. It will last for two to three more decades. It will go well with steak or heavier meat dishes and is delicious on its own.
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