Top shoulder fill. Soaked cork with an almost black top. Then however a nice transparent garnet with only little browning. Intense smell of forest floor on the nose, an awkward, musty palate with forest floor and some medicinal notes, still fine to medium tannins. On the palate, seems a bit corked too... Pretty bad bottle - perhaps 80-82.
This bottle was quite a gamble but it turned out to be a really good one:-) The nose was intense and strong right out of the bottle and tones of barnyard, stables and leather was so intense that the fruit was almost not showing but with some glass-time the dark fruits started to show just a bit and this was brilliant with the previous tones together. The palet was still totally tight and balanced showing a well kept wine and the finish was smooth and elegant and a hint of smoked meat came through also that I quite enjoyed:-)
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