Wednesday, December 26, 2007 - A not-too-old red-claret colour, albeit with browning at the rim.
Noticeable wood/tobacco on the nose, supported by more floral (violet?) scents, with plum coming through on swirling.
On the palate it's pretty restrained, light even, but with fine balance. Acid is supportive rather than prominent and the fruit comes more to the fore than on the nose, but again it's restrained. Not a wine for someone looking for great power or even great complexity. It's quite charming though and very flexible for food matching.