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I’m not sure why my buddy opened this $70+ wine at the end of the evening, it should have been opened at 6 pm and decanted for an hour.  It was inky purple in the glass, with dark, piercing fruit on the nose.  Relatively young, it had a good structured tannic frame that hovered around the blackberries and licorice.  Very smooth and balanced, it drank easily, yet offered some complexity.  Unfortunately, at this price point, I am expecting much more in the layers and secondary flavors.  Technically speaking, a 91 pointer, but only 2 stars in my opinion.

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