After 45min in decanter, it transformed into a heavily scented nose of tobacco, cigarbox and creme de cassis..
On the palate, it was weighty, beefy and some blood. Awesome after taste.
It was a perfect match with smoked lamb rack, and slow braised veal cheek we had.
An good wine that became great when paired with solid red meat.
It could cut thru the red meat, and allows the midpalate sweetness, and endpalate black tea to shine thru.
An exceptional wine for a 2002 vintage.
Even the sommelier at Garibaldi was impressed with this bottle after 2 hours