Surprisingly open and drinking well with just a bit of air. Purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose is nice with black raspberries, some blueberries, slight char and a bit of black pepper. Full bodied. Juicy texture. On the palate, this is deep with some complexity. Certainly, it will gain complexity with more ageing. Delicious black raspberry fruit with some boysenberries and underlying char. Light tannins. Long finish. This will likely get better but no harm drinking now with a couple hours of air first. It should drink well for another twelve to fifteen years. This drinks well on its own and will work great with grilled or roasted meats, fowl or vegetables.
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