This bottle was singing with a little air. Inky purple in color, mostly opaque and bright. The nose has boysenberries, a touch of char with an earthy note and a slight menthol note on the back end. Full bodied with a great texture. The palate has boysenberry fruit and black pepper with underlying char. deep yet already accessible. This is a big hearty wine but compared to prior vintages this seems to be maturing, or at least opening, a bit faster. Nothing wrong with that especially for Petite. Delicious. This should continue to open and mature and drink well for the next ten to fifteen years. It drinks well on its own and will work well with meat, foul or veggies off the grill or roasted. It should also work nicely with Indian food.
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