Deep tar and cedar on the nose with a touch of cough syrup and damsons. Quite heady and fun to nose.
The palate is a bit simpler than the nose, but it has a nice hedonism to it. The tar on the nose forms the backbone and the finish - and with such dark, decadent fruit rides on the top of it. This is a big wine, fairly two-dimensional, but there's a lot in those two dimensions. This wine will soften, but probably not deepen, with age. So you could cellar for another 10 years easily. But it's fairly yummy now.
Tasted at Miller's Court, 09/07/2009