Drank this side by side with the 2012.  The 2012 was better tonight, but the 2016 is the better wine.  Hold for at least five years and patience will be rewarded.  Of course, if you can't - no worries.  It is amazing right now.  Inky purple, ruby at the rim.  The nose has cassis, cedar, clay, graphite and sandalwood.  On the palate this has firm tannins.  Tons of cassis with tight layering of charred earth.  Great balance.  Intense and concentrated.  Long finish.  Went great with Cauliflower steaks but would work well with grilled or roasted meats.  it kind of reminds me of Mouton in a great vintage.  As an aside, I just posted a couple of weeks ago about the 2016 M. Etain from Scarecrow and it was amazing.  We wondered how much better the Scarecrow could be?  It is a couple of steps up which is hard to fathom.  Just - Wow.  

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