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1 hour decant. This seems pretty much to be already in the sweet spot. This is seductive, new world, with dark fruit, pepper and vanilla. Almost CA Syrah like. I think this is the first bottling, which is the best fruit from Fay vineyard. — a year ago
Popped the cork 2.5 hours before the the first pour - no decant. Pretty nose with vanilla and perfumed violets. There is serious weight to the palate. Chocolate and blueberries. Still some tannin and acid there. I will keep my remaining bottle for 2-5 years. — a year ago
6 hour decant. It goes without saying that this was enjoyed too soon. Dark purple, almost black to the edge. Aromas of coffee, black currant, white pepper and smoke on the nose. Brooding on the palate with rich coffee and blackberry. Full tannins for days. Purchased at Costco for $70. — a year ago
This took about 10 minutes from being opened to start showing a rich strawberry and a very showy mineral nose. A nice juxtaposition from the riper and fuller 2015. This is lean and restrained. Funky and nice as always. I have a mag I think I will keep another 2 years. — a year ago