Opened approximately 2 hours prior to serving. This is still a baby, and as such, a little bit awkward. That said, it's got all the components present for some awesome development. Plenty of red and black fruit, firm tannins, forest floor, and great acidity. Just needs several more years in the cellar.
Opens with a bouquet of stems, cherry, cola, dried herbs, and a subtle medicinal note. I also detected a very slight volatile acidity angle, but it was fleeting and I didn't consider it a fault. It's hard to put into words but the stemmy quality mixed with the cola gives the wine a "young" feeling. On the palate, a light green-stem flavor frames notes of soil, red cherry, wild rasbperry, all bound by vibrant acidity. This is drinking beautifully right now with great mouthfeel and interesting complexity. I'm glad I have six more bottles.
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