Deep purple color. Aromas of dark fruit, blue fruit, roasted game and pepper. Full-bodied with fine-grained tannins and flavors of black fruit, licorice, spice and pepper. A little short on the finish.
Very good wine with good weight, medium leaning toward full body and good mid palate acidity to frame the core of the fruit. Fruit forward on the palate with rich up front red fruit driven notes followed by an interesting citrus clove note. Bit of alcohol on the finish, which was disappointingly short given the upfront palate profile. Could improve although a solid drink now with food. Decanted one hour prior to drinking.
Decanted for about an hour, drank with a slowly braised roast, good nose of brick, red fruits and caramel. Fruit forward on the palate but good enough balance to add some clove and a hint of cardamom. Finish was middling but held up well to the meal. I would buy again and enjoyed it.
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