Short cork that came out easily and intact. Nice black fruit smell when decanting. A good dark ruby red colour.
First glass immediately on decanting. Nose is quite medicinal. Mouth-feel is light, smooth and fruity then very tannic and dry after a few seconds. Not much heat. Flavour is of black cherry which fades off to a liquorice dry finish. A much more promising start than I expected after reading the 1988 notes.
Gorgeous rich fruity smell. The colour is darker than on the previous evening and now seems to have a brownish tint. Much better weight in the mouth now and still very smooth. Lots of black cherry and the dryness of yesterday has softened considerably but still detectable. Good long finish which has retained the licorice taste at the end. No heat to speak of at any stage of either tasting.
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