Echoing some previous notes, this wine just isn't all there yet. Either it's not ever getting there or its dormant stage is prolonged. Smells of mint and anise and herbs. Strong color, shows no fade. Palate is rather cool, angular, and marked by tart red fruit. The palate falls flat, not bad, just not exciting. Decanted for 30 mins and after an hour, the fruit sweetens and fattens up a bit, but there's no real personality to the palate. It's decent, but that's it.
Color: Brick Ruby Smell: Dried red fruits and potpourri with notes of earth and dried flowers Taste: Dried red fruits, mushrooms, and spices Overall: This is a wine that seems like it's 5-10 years from peak. Right now it tastes old...tannins seemed partially resolved. Medium tannin, medium acid, med- fruit, and a wine that's not doing too bad right now. However, I'm not excited about it. Very good - excellent.
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