Decanted for an hour or so before serving with a NY steak. Continued to drink on and off for a couple more hours. A cloudy, ruby appearance. Nice nose of cherries and cocoa. On the palate, it continued with cherries, clove and a slight cola finish. A little hot and a little too much tartness on the finish. I should have waited, its just too early to drink this puppy right now. Needs a couple years of bottle age to soften and fully integrate. 88-89 pts, but should be an upside if aging works its magic.
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