Good nose of cassis, earth, leather, and a touch of sage. Rich mouthfeel, lots of fruit on the palate, and good backbone with a rustic feel. Medium finish. Very good right now, but with some angular edges that need some time to round off. This one is still young and has the stuff to be gorgeous given another 5 years at least. Let it sit.
Very herbal and green aromatically. This prepares you for a classic Bordeaux with the herbal scent and green bell pepper, but this is not classic in it's style at all. On the palate this is well balanced and VERY concentrated, rather modern. Tannins are smooth and well integrated but this is a very dense wine. Better with food, especially lamb or steak. Still very young, but ready to drink now.
Decanted through aerator.Pencil box, dark fruit, full flavor and excellent balance with tannins. Drank with spiced grilled lamb chops (cumin, cardamom, turmeric, clove, garlic) so a big wine with lots of body and character required! This one stands up very well. But don't drink too soon without a big meal and an aerator.
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