Day 3 drinking. Half bottle was vacuumized in the frigde.
Eye: Dark red with brown rims, slow legs. Nose: Medium(+) intensity, mainly Syrah now. Meaty, spicy, cassis, earthy & mineral notes. Already fading but still very good. 12/15p. Palate: Medium(+) intensity, a little heat now from the 15% alc., medium(+)acidity (more than on day 1), spicy, berry notes. Already fading compared to day 1 but still very good. 12/15p. Balance/Body: Medium balanced, a little off balance now as the acidity comes in stronger, strong body. 7/10p. Finish: Medium finish, medium(+) dry, adstringent, fruity. 7/10p. Conclusion: Very good, best drinking on day 1. Open bottle for 30 mins before drinking. Has everything to hold up for some years I guess. (50+)12+12+7+7 = 88/100p.
Again, very good! Big, complex, mighty, heavy in the glass. A great effort, especially for the price of only 9€/12$. Would always buy this one again, super nose and palate! Open or decant 30-60 mins, this tames the initial alcoholic sharpness and slightly rough finish.
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