The wine looks inky colored. The legs are slow with light sediment which I barely noticed. Found the 15 minute mark to be really interesting. Notes obvious and strong. Found black currant, caramel and other spices. I'm a fan and will look out for more of these in the future.
I was imagining a wine where the fruit would be subdued and overtaken by leather, tobacco and perhaps tea. Wow, what a nice surprise as this vastly exceeded my expectations. There's still life left in this and there should be no hurry to drink up.
Garnet colored, medium-full bodied, there was a huge berry fruit and forest floral nose on opening. Pleasant, balanced and modestly polished with tangy mouth puckering acid and smooth tannin texture, it opens to slightly astringent plum, dark berries, slight hints of caramel, mocha and a touch of cassis with a layer of smooth oak on an acidic clove tannin finish that lingers for many minutes.
Really lovely, intoxicating, bordeaux-like nose of dark fruit, spice, leather and oak. Fruit seems just a bit green on the palate, but also with good complexity. Medium bodied with a slightly lean, silky-smooth texture, soft edges and a slightly acidic balance. Lots to like, but not quite fully ripe.
I would have guessed this for an aged bordeaux in a blind tasting. Cassis, plum, earth and oak on the nose. Medium bodied, super smooth and with a slightly lean mouthfeel. Soft tannins, mild acidity and excellent balance. Medium, fruity & earthy finish. Seems to be fully developed.
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