Friday, March 1, 2013 - ---
COLOR: Opaque garnet with med-garnet rim
NOTE: I just am not getting the wow factor that everyone else here seems to get. It's well-made and enjoyable, but nothing extraordinary and I don't see it becoming anything more than what it is today. Is this the emperor's new clothes? The nose has a lot of beautiful black berry fruits and leather/spice/tar, but it also has some off-putting heat (even a bit of nail polish). The mouth is nicely balanced between the tobacco and fruit, but the finish is a bit too tannic and astringent and the fruit dies off. I suppose that could improve with time, but not by much. This is disappointing for the price point.
DECANT: 1-3 hours
GLASS USED: Bordeaux
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