Opened and decanted immediately. Nose relatively closed. Very dark garnet color. Extracted with big glass cling.
Rich, complex flavors of cherries, blackberries, coffee, anise and cedar. Tanins in pretty nice balance with the fruit. Will benefit from age and should open up to reveal more with time. Nose was about 30% there. Nice length. 94pts
Interesting now, but I think I'll wait two years to try btl # 2.