Nose has ripe black cherry, tree bark (light), mashed fresh red cherry, red licorice (red vines) and maybe hints of red currant/ripe red raspberry.
Palate has under-ripe cherry, mild cedar box, mild dry green herbs, under-ripe blackberry and mild creamy oak on the tale end of the medium finish. Tannins have light grip, but make themselves aware. This needs a few years to come together. Decanted about 2 hours.
We're enjoying our first fire in the chimenea on this cool late summer evening, just one of many to come the rest of the year.
24 Hour Update: More towards ripe black cherry and less towards the cedar notes tonight, more relaxed and in a better mood with extended air. — 4 days ago
Bra elektrisk förstasipp. Frukten är något knuten än, men det finns gott om bär, rosor, blyerts, örter och mineral sensation. Frisk med hög syra, tät och följdsam textur. Gör sig bättre något kyld nu så här ung. — 6 days ago
We're entertaining my in-laws and parents today, fun 🤷♂️. Bottles go fast when you're pouring for six glasses.
Consistent notes from our prior bottle, decanted 2+ hours:
Nose of cedar, red raspberry, juiced cherry, cranberry and wet leaves.
Palate has rehydrated cranberry, partially dried cherry, raspberry juice, unsweetened cranberry juice, early spring strawberry and light, loamy earth.
Really wish this was showing better, improvement is in question. — 10 days ago
Strawberry on the nose — 15 hours ago
Tasted blind. Light tawny and translucent. Old wine nose. Notes of soft delicate red fruit, light rhubarb, some mushroom and some sweet cherries. In the mouth it’s missing impact and energy. Acidity is very light. Past it’s prime, although I wonder if this was open too long as the host said it was singing when opened, but then had 6 hrs in the decanter. Guessed mid 60s red burg. — 9 days ago
Bought at place by gym in SF. Quickly after open, was very dusty and dry with black fruit. But, after a while red fruit and juicy fruit developed. Medium/light color of ruby. Leather, red currant and raspberry and sharp notes on nose. Minerality, red fruit and med/juice on palate. — 12 days ago
Pre-Labor Day festivities with friends.
Stinky barnyard, new leather, dried cherry, wicked finish, still years to go, more notes later...
48 Hour Update:
Nose has ripe cherry syrup, moist earth, dry tree bark, ripe black cherry, ripe blackberry, light star anise and roasted meats.
Palate has ripe black cherry, cherry jam, dusty blackberry, light cedar notes, smoked and charred meats, dry earth and a very sappy finish that runs very long. Tannins are in a beautiful spot right now, they do not get in the way of the beautifully complex flavors, but just a gentle complement. Future bottles can be 2021-23. — 16 days ago