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Inky AF and fully opaque, a very rich purple in the glass with thick legs belying the 14.2% kick.  Rich, layered notes of red currants, very ripe cherry, cigar box, blueberry ganache and blackberry.  The palate is full bodied, showing medium tannins and juicy acidity.  The red and blue fruit flavors are complemented by the cedar and I also get some menthol.  There is a hint of Brazilian roasted coffee bean to boot. There is another, indescribable note I’m having a tough time pinpointing that I’m enamored with.  The tannic structure is very good, integrated yet still fresh it coats my gums but is not too dry.  The finish is of good length with a nice mouthfeel.  This is a really delicious wine that gets 92 points from me.  Serve it with lamb, game meat or juicy ribeyes.  It has the flavors and backbone to pair with rich dishes.  $30 is a decent price for such a blockbuster that gets 5 stars from me. Drink till 2027. Salut….