So today is day two. I opened yesterday and let it open up for a half an hour. Cheese and olives and this wine performed wonderfully. I was just enjoying the wine instead of trying to dissect the flavors. It was fantastic. Ok now this morning I fixed pancakes and bacon with some grilled peaches, I had two glasses left in the decanter and decided to poor one. I know it’s two early but… It’s Sunday. So I enjoy a glass that had been opening up for 8hrs and tasted it with a strip of bacon. WOW. Completely open and delicious. Full of fruit, well balanced tannins and just juicy. It was fabulous.
At about 8pm I decided to finish what was in the decanter. All the alcohol was right at the top and I couldn’t really get my nose in it. I dumped it and poored the last glass that was left in the bottled that was vacuum sealed and drank with a blackened chicken Alfredo. EXCELLENT. What a fabulous bottle of wine. A solid 8.25 for me.