This 2012, which grew from mostly 90-year-old vines, shows an oxidative richness in its dusty nose, with hints of caramel and tobacco. Its vinous tannins continued to freshen up for days after the panel tasting; while thyme-stem woodiness provided an herbal accent to the plum-skin flavors, the tannins framed the plush, delicious core. That oxidative plushness transforms to a cold-brew coffee richness in the finish, intense and vivacious.
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