One of the first wines that I have dumped down the drain in a LONG time. 65 points is generous. Wow! Prunes, sugar, and alcohol do not make a drinkable wine. Sadly, the bottle did not seem flawed. Just bad.
Arrived last week and I couldn't resist. Decanted for one hour. Amazing nose of berries, mushrooms and earth. On the palate, I got some raspberry, sour cherry, a good amount of spice, and a little zing from the acidity. As the wine warmed the alcohol became a little too apparent, but a few minutes in the fridge brought the fruit back out and the alcohol went AWOL.
Very nice wine. Will be better in a few more years. If only the bottles would fit in my storage unit.