An Aging Leader

Dark ruby, staining and dense.  Some sed.  Floral, concentrated nose, rife with musky perfume, a thick bouquet potent with chocolate and petrichor.  Instantly brilliant in the mouth, filling every crevice with a stalwart tincture of thick, chewy fruit and piles of lovely mint, euc and wet evergreen forest.  Definitely showing the patina of age, the fruit suffers from just a touch of over-ripe oxidation-casualty but nothing I would even remotely complain about.  Lively and round, but almost awkwardly concentrated.  Moderate tannin fades away evenly with a bittering of the fruit.  Still a stunning wine, although I think it would suffer further ills as 20 neared.

2001 FORMAN Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley  13.8


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