Drank over 2 days. First day, a nice nuanced nose that is reminiscent of Bordeaux. The palate is nothing like Bordeaux, with tart fruit, high acidity, some firm tannins, and a fair amount of horsey barnyard. This strikes me as a food wine. Second day, even more barnyard, but it did go well with pizza. Overall, this tastes like a $14 red Loire wine. Imagine that.
Not my style and not worth it to me to cellar a $12 bottle on the hopes it turns a corner. Vegetal with tart fruit which fades to a longish tannic finish that reminds me of when I would chew on grape shoots as a kid.
I think I will give my remaining bottle to my friend DBP who clearly had a better experience with this wine in 2012.
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