Cork extracted easily with screwpull. Decanted through muslin, with lots of purple mixed with red, a modicum of fine sediment, and a fine nose. In the glass the colour was slightly more purple that the picture below renders on my Mac, but it captures the richness of the red.
Nosing and tasting of lots of luscious fruit. The mouth-fell slightly oily—but in a good way, like mango or lychee—and luscious.
Some five hours, two bottles of London Pride and a picnic in the park later, it was slightly less fruitily rich in the mouth. But still great mouthfeel, Parker-style fruit bomb, and a lovely bottle. Second glass picture shows, correctly, no change in the colour.
- RP85 =
- Short decanting time