classic burg nose but it was a little unforgiving at first. there's plenty going on, but it's not as enjoyable as it might be. it opens up after a couple of hours and is much more approachable. i see i called it austere a few years ago. still sounds like a good description.
Fully developed, mostly tertiary aromas on the nose but hints of red plums. High acidity, grippy tanins still and flavours much the same as the nose however with more fruit. The wine is well balanced and the alcohol well integrated, long finish. Very good but drink up.
on opening it had a wonderfully rich nose, tons of red fruit on the palate and strong acidity. decanted for 2 hours. some of the red fruits have faded, but the cherries are really prominent. on the palate it is really butch, still got good tannins. is this what is called austere? i think i'll leave for a couple of years before going at the next bottle, there's loads of time in this.
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