Medium-light red brick color. Aromas of leather, dust, black pepper, plum, cranberry. On arrival, medium-low tannin and medium acidity, each rising a click or so within an hour's time. Flavors match the nose, with a spearmint lift. Finishes with tannin reasserting itself. Matched well to wood-fired rabbit paella. My wife liked it a great deal more with a spritz of sparkling water and a cube of ice, "to tame the tannins." From our neighbor's cool cellar.
Medium-dark red. Aromas of cranberry, garrigue, roasted meat. On entry, a little flat texturally, but easy drinking and smooth. Develops quickly in the mouth, good acid with much fruit and leather without any over-ripeness. Balanced, both elegant and ripe. Bottle #2 of three.
Still very much together -- a little chewy up front, with admirable freshness. A hint of garrigue mid-palate. Red fruit and dark chocolate on the finish. One of the better 2000 CdPs we've had recently.
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