This is showing to be the equal of the 2007 and the best wine ever made by Thomas Rivers Brown which is no faint praise. An exceptional bottle of wine that while young now is incredible and may still improve. It will certainly evolve. One can debate if a 100 point wine can get better on a philosophical basis. There is no question that this is a 100 point wine now, so what happens if it does improve? In any event, this is a shimmering, bright, opaque purple in color. The nose has cassis, graphite, blueberries, cedar and starting to show a charred earth note. On the palate, this is seamless. An amazing lush but powerful texture. Yet, incredible energy. The wine dances on the tongue. The finish lasts forever. And delicious. Complex and deep, it unwinds in the glass. This was my second time trying it with wines of great pedigree and for my tastes, it has always shown best. This is just great on its own right now but worked well with medium to heavy foods. Roasted meats and/or veggies are a great match. It has easily two more decades and possible four.
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