We drank this over two nights, with the wine preserved under vacuum after the first night. On day 1, the wine was rather flat and insipid, the fruit a little attenuated and dry, and there was little character. Although there was nothing obviously faulty, we wondered if it was a substandard bottle. On day 2, the wine had picked up noticeably and it seemed to have quite ripe, blackcurrant fruit and some substance. Even so, it was not as good as some earlier bottles of this that we have had.
A fairly deep colour; medium weight claret, with a soft, rounded texture, lively and slightly creamy fruit, and decent length. There is perhaps a slight lack of ripeness to the fruit, but this is not a major problem. Overall, very good indeed.
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