After the alcohol blows off the nose and after 2 hours of air this is flat out delicious. The tannins are already dissolved and chewy. Chocolate candy, licorice on the palate and a finish that doesn't stop,
Based on the 8/2/2008 tasting note, I'd say this one has started to close down a bit. I'd let it lie for a few years before testing it again.
Ready to drink. Has put on weight since my last bottle (3 months ago). Smooth, creamy, mocha and casis flavors.
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