Deep, dark colour. A nose of spicy dark cherries, blackberries and other dark fruit with a hint of blueberry. In the mouth, fully ripe but not overdone or over-extracted. A good volume of fruit with nuances of blackcurrants, blackberries and other dark fruit, also earth, pepper and liquorice. The opulent, rich fruit is matched by good acidity. Suave, silky tannins. Ready to go now but it would cellar.
Off putting barnyard odor at first may have been residual sulfur blowing off. Candied cherries nose. The palate exhbits restrained red fruit flavors with some black pepper. This wine may be past its best showing or perhaps going through a "phase" in its development. Enjoyable but not as lively as I expected.
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