Great nose of pinot funk, pie cherry, and hints of unripe strawberry. On the palate, pie cherry, rhubarb, bits of spice. Lots of acidity on the finish with some sneaky grip. This needs some more time to bring the fruit a little more forward. 89 for right now seemingly good upside. Hold for a while longer.
Colour: obvious brick-red discolourations, core still rather vital and pretty tinted Nose: fine momentum of Oregon Sous-Bois, quite a lot of fragrances of aged oak (a bit too strong), plenty of forest mostly dark berries, green-peppery herbs, some lovage leaves and not so few impressons of pickled gherkin Taste: overall pretty tart and serious fellow, dark tart cherry and dar forest berry flavours are dominating, forest floor aromas seemed bold and bit pungent, same for the rather dominating spicy herbal flavours, too much influence from oak (aged oak impressions) - later some hints of caramel, too; the structure of the wine is predominately elegant, stealy and lean, the vigor of this Momtazi is weakening a bit (I guess), now it seemed in good shape, but probably for not so long, well I wouldn't hold it for too long
This wine has really fresh red fruit flavor (strawberry-ish). It has nice structure, low tannins. However, this wine has high acidity. It has not mellowed any in the past 6 months, since we last tried it. The acid is so high that it impacts the flavor of the wine, in my opinion. It will be excellent paired with cheese, chocolate or other fatty food.
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