The tannins have finally settled down enough for this wine to be drinkable, although it still has plenty of tannic grip. Very good now, and a great accompaniment to lamb. Recommended with rich or fatty meats.
Still terrific for $20, with loads of olive, raspberry, and tar on the nose. A tad thinner on the palate, but lively flavors of green olive, black raspberry, fresh asphalt, and barnyard commingle well. Good acidity, and nice, lingering finish.
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