Overall a good pace of development so far. A very earthy base in the nose. Also has leather and tobacco.
Unlike the 2006 (which I find quite tannic) the tannins are polished and fine grained, and more consistent with the 2008. The wine is a bit restrained in the mouth now with primary notes of tobacco, cassis, iron, and lighter notes of coffee and bitter chocolate.
There is a decent finish on this. Right now this is down the fairway but has not yet developed the complexity I desire. As a result this is good but does not merit a higher score yet.
This seems unlikely to go beyond 12-15 years and probably will be best enjoyed over the next 5-7 years.
Young and rustic. Pleasant nose of dark fruit, tobacco, leather, and cocoa. Uneventful on the palate, young tannins, toasted notes, some nutmeg. Spicy notes prevail, yet no grandeur yet. May need another year. At this stage, a robust and nice wine without edges or character.
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