Out of the bottle/cellar muted and sharp. After an hour or so in the glass it really opened up showing lots of red fruits and earth. Had a very nice crisp acidic mouthfeel. Still plenty of stuffing. Village wine?
Great burg nose of mushrooms, blackberries and spice. For a village wine, still quite youthful and full of fruit. On the palate lots of fruit complemented by a healthy dose of tannins. Wrapped up in a short tannic finish. This will continue to improve as the fruit and tannins have not resolved themselves yet. Not a lot of complexity, but more may come with further aging.
From Joe Howe at the Squires BB: Enjoyed tonight with grilled wild salmon, green peas, rice, and buffalo mozzarella salad. Color is a fairly youthful garnet purple. On the nose plenty of earth, cherries, and black raspberries with a touch of menthol. More mature on the palate with cranberries, dried cherries, earth, and plums. This is still pretty tannic with a somewhat short, dry finish, but overall a nice drink and very good with the meal. Not bad for a 13 year old village wine which was less than $20 on release.
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