Deep dark color, purple robe. Leafy blackcurrant bouquet with suggestions of licorice, green beans, tobacco, mocha, spice & cedar. Medium full, quite deep, intense, fresh & sappy black fruits with a skein of greenness perviating through despite obvious ripeness & absence of rough edges; highly polished tannins, powdery extracts & tangy acidity enhance its balance, focus & length. Long sustained finish.
Menthol, blackberries, black fruit. Cigar box and pencil-case on the palate. Fully mature at ten years of age, should continue to drink well for perhaps 1-2 years but suggest drink up. Woody and tannic, fortunately time has softened some of this. Fully smooth. A decent red, clearly varietal, gutsy but a simple wine. Fairly priced at about $35 but not worth too much more than that.
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