The wine is clear and bright with a medium ruby colour.
The nose is clean and developing, showing medium(+) intensity aromas of black fruit (ripe black currants, ripe blackberries), herbaceous (green bell pepper) and pungent spices (black pepper, liquorice).
The wine is off-dry in the mouth with a medium(-) acidity. It has medium supple tannins and a medium(+) alcohol. It has a full body and pronounced intensity flavours of black fruit (ripe black currants, ripe blackberries), herbaceous (green bell pepper) and pungent spices (black pepper, liquorice). The finish is medium(+).
It is a good quality wine. It has very concentrated flavours and a persistent finish. However it lacks acidity to balance the alcohol and the fruit concentration, coming out rather flat and heavy. It could be more complex too.
Drink now, the wine will lose its fruit soon and become absolutely flat without developing any interesting flavours.
Almost a 'very good' wine, just falling short of my grace because of the slightly exaggerated sweetness. A tad jammy, but not OTT. Pjaines would nevertheless have kicked and punched me, had I served this to him :-) Full bodied with M tannins and both teeth and lip staining. Quite delicious. Only btl. Not for keeping.
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