Popped and poured. Smells nice with pungent berry fruits, some green leafy/bell pepper notes and a touch of earth. The palate is a bit disappointing after the promising nose. You think there is going to be some depth and more fruit but it is a bit lean, with darker fruit tones, fairly high acid, and light to medium but fine tannin. Some earth, and perhaps some graphite and mineral notes too. 15 minutes in and I am a bit indifferent but the wine is growing on me. Ann hates it and said I can have the rest of her glass. It's too lean in fruit and high in acid for her. I'll see how it does with some air and add more to the note later or tomorrow.
Wine with the boys (Jason's in Leichhardt): The wine is beginning to pick up some tertiary leather to go with brambly and slightly cassis driven fruit and vanilla oak. With time this wine broadened on the palate and seemed to grow into itself - at about AUD 25 from auction it's currently punching above it's weight. I've got the 2004 which is drinking very nicely now so took a punt on the basis of that rather than the two previous tastings I've had of this vintage (where it showed rather simple) and I'm happy I did. Nice
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