Not a great showing this time. Nose was rather muted and palate was fully mature. Still a very flavorful wine, ripe and complex with a long finish. Tannins are firm and flavors include macerated red and black fruit, chocolate, coffee, leather, tomato paste, iron and hints of rubber. Judging by this bottle I would drink rather sooner than later.
Still showing very strong, earth/barnyard/pepper but after some time quiet in the glass, more sweet nuances take over. This wine is not done yet but i doubt if it will get any nicer. This is not easy drinking but for the syrah-mourvedre lovers great stuff!
This will not further improve, my guess is that its peak was some years ago. That said, this 03 has enough basis and length to enjoy; cigar box, earthiness and some strong herbs. Not to wait any longer, especially enjoy with some red meat.
Very dark, hazy garnet. Nose that developed gradually: volatile acidity alongside pronounced soy sauce, kirsch liqueur, garrigue, liquorice and other sweet spices. Full-bodied and dense with noticeable heat from 15% alcohol, moderate to low acidity, dense fruit and firm, somewhat drying tannins. Long aftertaste. Just a bit oxidized but drinkable, might merrit an even higher score otherwise.
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