A few days ago I posted notes on the 2005 example.
I aerated this and let it rest for most of a day after opening.
Medium-dark red color, maybe a bit darker than the 2005.
Plum/prune smell with a lot of oak and a minty note I didn't detect in the previous vintage.
Black cherry/plum fruit flavor, like the 2006 food-friendly with acid, oak taste only surfaces at the end along with that mint I smelled.
With another day of rest, the minty smell and flavor blows clean off.
While I continue to believe this is a good buy for $17.99, I understand it's changing distributors and that price and availability will change.
8 hours ago