Dark colored Cabernet-based blend. A funky nose on opening, a bit like sour root vegetables. Although this blew off in about 20 minutes, it was off putting enough that I put this aside for another bottle with dinner. Day 2 found a very faint floral bouquet. Flavors of plum and dark berry. Good balance, soft tannins and a medium finish. A very pleasant wine, but open early and decant.
Unlike 3/20, this bottle was overwhelmed by brett - the pretty violet and iron (and blueberries or blackberries?) were pretty much lost in the barnyard. I often enjoy a little horsey funk, but this was much less enjoyable, really an impossible-to-get-past fault. A pity.
Prettiest expression of (mostly) Cab Sauv I can recall offhand: here's a Bdx that will likely appeal to Burg hounds & pinot heads. Medium-bodied and silky, dark fruit with lots of violet and a gentle streak of iron. Moderate in acidity and concentration. Added a bit of savoury element - call it maybe a little salinity and a whiff of roasted meat - by night three without losing the fruit & violets. Pretty much ready to go as a pop & pour; I don't know that this wants more age.
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