Opened last night while watching Top Chef Masters. Cork crumbled and broke in half, so I had to push the cork into the bottle and strain through a sieve.
Immediate nose of vanilla (shocker) and eucalyptus. Color was a nice, dark ruby red. Still lots of oak and tannin left in this bottle, but the fruit hasn’t started to fade at all…pretty good for a 13 year old wine. Plenty of blueberry and cassis with just a tinge of licorice. Really no acid left to speak of.