Popped & poured a couple of glasses as dinner was prepared; began tasting 45 minutes later. Aromas of red & dark fruits, plum, loamy earth and sandalwood. The green notes apparent when first opened have dissipated leaving only a hint in the bouquet. Tannins are integrating nicely. Flavors of herbs, eucalyptus, plums and dark fruit. Finishes nicely and lingers just a bit. In the early bit of its drinking window. Drink now-2018.
Unusual nose of beef juices, currant, smoky blackberry, cigarette. Creamy oak, dark berry palate with a weird lingering saline thing, and more smoky earth. Very Bourgueil, not sure how I feel about this, but I wouldn't let this get much older.
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