Beautiful bouquet with garrigue and pleasant barnyard. On the palate ripe red fruits, some chocolate, beautiful acidity and pleasant sweetness. Completely dissolved tannin and integrated oak. A beautiful and lush wine still. Really lovely to taste this again! At its peak now and I wouldn't wait too long before drinking this wine if I had any bottles left.
Casual evening at Bill's (Vancouver, BC): Tasted blind – Riper nose with white pepper and dark roasted fruits. Fairly extracted on the palate with more dark fruits and a little bit of heat creeping through on the finish. Tannins are firm and drying with average acidity. Drinking well now. Very good.
Second bottle. Light medium red. Very nice nose of blackberries, earth, spice and some light red cherry. The nose darkens a bit and becomes riper as it sits in the bottle. Nice balanced flavours and a fairly resolved finish. Not the ripe monster other bottles have been.
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