This initially had a lot of heat on the nose and on the palate it was tight with restrained fruit. Several hours of decant blew it off and opened the red berry taste, thought it was still pretty earthy. Nice acidity. A little disappointing compared to what I remember of the other Tudor's I've had, but still fine after giving it plenty of time to air out.
PnP at cellar temp it's all spices, earth, and a bit of cherry on the nose. Something savoury as well. Palate matches the savoury note with some nice mushroom. The extra time has done well with this wine.
After some air and warming up a bit it's even better. Excellent bottle - wish I'd paid closer to the community value for it, but c'est la vie.
Light bodied, black cherry flavor, dirt and tar, good acidity, more of an old world red burg which I prefer. Gave this plenty of time to breathe as I wanted it to get better but never got to a full harmony.
Excellent after about 10 minutes from pop and pour. The initial sips were rather disjointed and harsh but after a tiny bit of air it started to come together. Light purple colour, almost transparent colourless rim. Very bright acidity and flavours - pomegranate and raspberry. Hint of sweetness on the finish (not RS, but fruity sweetness) and not much oak influence. Huge minerality also - very lively wine. Not much earthiness or mushroom is my only kvetch with this one, but it's such a bright and extracted yet light wine that I don't actually miss it that much.
After another 20 minutes or so, some complexity is coming out, including something more gamey and a touch of earth - almost like pine forest.
The acid level in this wine is huge - I bet it has at least a decade left in it.
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