Very similar to the last note. Hanging on just fine, despite the expired drinking window. Again shows the perfumed rose and pansy nose. Definite note of tea. Medium bodied, ripe, but dry and reasonably smooth, ripe cherry fruit, not overly long finish, but tasty.
Nose of potpourri that is heavy on rose hips and violets. Juicy and full of acid, the juice zips across the palate with floral notes and a hint of raspberry tea. Entirely pleasurable and fairly unique.
Thick on the palate. Very soft & mellow tannins. Blackberry jam and dried almost potpourri-like flowers. (Which I guess makes this varietally correct.) I liked it, but my wife wanted nothing to do with it. A touch more acidity wouldn't hurt this particular bottle, but it's a very decent wine. We had it with roast chicken and vegetables, and while it didn't clash, I can't say it was the right move, either -- but then I'm not exactly sure what is. Kocha-buta? (There's a black tea thing going on here.) Pork with spices and star anise? (Ditto those.) It would be fun to play with.
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