Straight out of the bottle, it's a little off balance. Even though it's still young, let it decant an hour or so before tasting. It helps.
Smooth & Supple
This wine is from my birth year. I had to buy it and taste it. It was such a great experience. Aromas of plum, maybe some faint fig. Something nuttty, some mushroom, and truffles. Also faint aromas of hay, green pepper, and leather. Yes, I know; a strange combination of aromas. But it was THAT complex. The fruit flavors are still there despite the age. A little bit of young, tart cherry. The aftertaste is fantastic; it is nutty and a bit earthy. I also taste mushrooms, nutmeg, very light oak and creamy vanilla, plus some notes of floral. I love that earthy, nutty, truffle flavors that linger.