At first blush there's little going on here. I'm not getting anything of a nose or a palate. Perhaps when it has had a chance to breathe I will get a chance to revisit my notes. Day 2 and it has opened up with a plummy nose, and sour cherries and tobacco on the palate.
Dark purple. Grape jelly nose with green, woodsy accents. Foursquare and somewhat heavy bodied, the goopey fruit of overripeness and the acid of stemminess fight for attention, preventing much enjoyment. Very drying tannin. At seven years old, the wine's charm has dried up. Bottle #2 of two.
Very dark and oaky on the nose. Terribly out of balance on the palate - overbearing oak. Are there syrah characteristics under that oak? Couldn't really tell, even after being opened 2 hours. This was an unenjoyable drink and has been the only Tablas Creek red I've had that has disappointed and furthermore been less then very good. I would even say average to below average.
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