Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - This is a tight little one that really needs some massaging to shine. Licorice at first, then black cherries start to come out after a good bit of swirling. Swirl some more for floral aromas, maybe a bit of cayenne. Once your wrist is tired, go ahead and guzzle. Then gargle, blow some air over it, make weird contortionist faces, or whatever else you have to do to repeat the caressing to bring all of the lovely flavors out. So yeah, did I mention this wine was tight? Tannic and pugnacious finish. This is a wine that requires protein--like, pornographic amounts of it. Serve with an entire live cow. Option B might be to wait a few years for this to mellow, but at this price point, is it really worth it?
This is quite a nice wine, really...it's just a little high maintenance.