This was interesting.  Pop and pour and there were light notes of what might have been TCA.  Very intermittent.  I decided to let the bottle sit over night (closed with a neutral cork) and check back the next day.  If the bottle was off with TCA, it would be worse the next day.  On the other hand, the next day, this bottle was clean as a whistle and drinking quite well.  Not sure what was going on, but glad I waited and gave it a chance.  Dark purple in color, ruby at the rim.  The nose had cassis, char, and spice.  Just a hint of pencil lead and slight earthiness.  On the palate, this has a lovely texture.  Lots of energy.  Still some light tannins after 24 hours of air.  Plenty of cassis fruit over charred earth.  Long finish.  This will continue to improve for five to ten more years and should drink well for ten to twelve after that.  It will work well with grilled meats or roasts.  

Grade: 
A
Score: 
94
Vintage: 
2013
Current Price: 
$145.00USD

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