As with the other Arcanum wines, yes I did let this sit â€¦ and sit â€¦ and sit â€¦ I opened it and poured it and didnâ€™t give it so much of a gander for an hour and a half and it still was showing very little on the nose, other than black pepper, maybe a hint of something meaty â€¦ or chocolatey â€¦ and a hint of black fruit. In the mouth it displays a little bit more than the nose, and actually gets more flavorful in the finsh.
Upfront, I get some ripe black fruit: blackberry, black raspberry. As I swirl it around, the fruit gets a little more complex, nothing I can describe exactly so letâ€™s just call it complex. Then, everything seems to come rushing out of the gate after swallowing, almost like a desperate college football team pulling out all the stops with 2 minutes left to play.
The finish is long .. lingering â€¦ persistent â€¦ continuous â€¦. get the drift? The fruit seems to blossom on the finish, showing ripe raspberry fruit, spice, vanilla, and cola. Very well balanced with dry, ripe tannins and medium acidity. This wine is going to be a blockbuster in 3-4 years.
a-8 t-9 b-10 fc-7 v-7 ~ 91 Points