The wine is full-bodied, a little hot, but with enormous depth. Dark black fruit, black earth, a narrow band of tarriness, and garrique. Drank this other three nights and it was better each night. The heat dissipated a little but it feels as if it's a high alcohol wine. But ultra smooth and engaging. Not a wine to sip and forget - it demands attention and deserves it.
This is remarkably beautiful. Was concerned as the fill level,was to the shoulder and cork was wet halfway up. Not to worry. Old World dusty earthiness, black tea and leather. This is aging effortlessly and gracefully.
Quite beautiful and satisfying. Bright red with assertive red fruit on the initial attack, softening and rounding into earthiness and black cherry. Has a charming cherry pit tartness that was more pronounced on day two but also, on day two, did not extend to the finish as it had at first. A nice match with a simple pomodoro sauce night one and smoked pork chops night two. Even for a big Beaujolais fan, this is a find.