I finished off the bottle tonight (Thurs.). I have been sipping it since Mon. night when I opened it with Pyang for dinner.
Still no signs of oxidation. This sucker is going to RULE!! When we opened this on Monday there were lots of smoky, creosote, blueberry, black cherry liquer, cedar wood, and anise flavors/aromas. The wine is dark blood red/black in color. Much of the same dominated throughout the week. Tonight the wine was still showing it's broad structure of firm tannin and moderate acids, but the flavors just continue to harmonize. Dark red roses, black cherry, and bitter chocolate on the nose, with a touch of smoke which seems to have blown off quite a bit since day one. On the palate were long, smoother, and intense flavors of black cherry liquer, anise, bitter chocolate, cedar, wet earth, coffe grounds, and wet stone. Very pure with tremendous body and intensity. This wine is built for a long ride and is incredibly well balanced. I'm happy to own more! 96+ pts. for me.
Of course...what do I know. I probably just blew my money on a fantastic wine drinking/educational experience, and since I'm not a "real" critic, I probably didn't really experience all that I wrote about above. Fortunately nobody is paying for my opinion, so take it for what it's worth (which isn't much more than an opinion).
So much wine.....so little time!!!