Purple/ruby in color.  Bright.  The nose takes a moment then shows black cherries, some candied qualities.  Someone said butterscotch, and that is close.  With more air, black cherries and earthiness.  On the palate, this is deep and complex.  Tannic.  Black raspberries and very clean.  Blind I might have guessed Cote Rotie.  Its best days are in the future IMO.  

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
91

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