Medium garnet core, pale mahogany rim. Nose at first a touch surly, but opens quite quickly to show plum and dark cherry fruit, rich earth and undergrowth, touch of iron, some sweet raspberry coming through too. Medium/full bodied, attractively savoury dark fruit, soil, some sweetness too, vibrant acidity carrying a very good length finish with a touch of dusty tannin still showing. Excellent, certainly drinking, but absolutely no hurry.
only the slightest bricking, nose is mild cherry and a whiff of caramel/oak, palate is cherries and more cherries, the acid of the vintage is too prominent and makes this taste astringent, would go well with rich food but i drank w/out food and it was distracting... UPDATE - drank the last 1/5 of the bottle on night three and it had rounded out just ever so slightly, best on nite three... could this get better with a few more yrs in cellar?... not clear
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