Pasta dinner. Dark red and leggy to the rim. On the open a pungent sangio aroma takes center stage, with dusty cranberry and tangy candied strawberry and cherry notes with a musk. Round and a bit thin in the mouth, there's a flinty acidic note that detracts from the attack. The fruit takes on a tart profile, harboring sour cherry, citric pith, grapefruit, some rhubarb as well. Little tannins to speak of, so the finish is smooth and silky. The 14.8% heat creeps into the game late. Better day two +, the ascorbidity toned down and the wine picked up body and heaviness more in tune with the structure needed. More dark fruits have come out to play. Final analysis - best on day 4+, where it drank like a wine 4-5 points higher.
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