Opened, not decanted.

Deep, dark ruby, clear and leggy, sheeting the glass w/a bright cranberry residue. Aromatics show cherries, raspberry, and dusty herbs; the palate shows concentrated black cherry notes, w/leather, tobacco, and touches of soft oak. Great balance, still some tannin to resolve but really well put together and hitting on all eight cylinders.

91-92 pts., $37, the best of 3 really good bottles I purchased a couple years ago. Worth seeking out as these will probably hold another 2-3 yrs. easy.
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