Wow. This was THE perfect bottle. Very complex in all phases. Fruits still lush. Tannins resolved. Hints of leathers, spices, dust. It felt so young and packed with flavor while remaining elegant and light on its feet. Actually left some for a second night and it was still beautiful and alive. And so fun to be caught off guard by allure and intrigue. — a month ago
This was not an enjoyable bottle for me. I felt the alcohol and the flavors felt out of balance. Pear, apple, hints of citrus. Maybe it was a flawed bottle? Will try again tomorrow just in case.
Second night- added some complexity in the way of notes of minerality. Also some more mid palate density and an apricot sweetness I associate with higher alcohols. Maybe bump up a pint or two, but still nothing I’d want to try again. — a month ago