Purple-blue in the glass. Massive, extracted/monolithic and uninteresting to me on the nose or palate at this point in its life and I didn't see anything here I'd want to wait on. It's apparently 10% tannat and 90% malbec but tastes like the other way around.
Suitably dark-hued and no sign of any age at the rim (this a half bottle)
Quite richly fruited on the nose (indeed even picking up the glass from a foot away released a strong scent). Somewhat remininiscent of a good Bdx blend on the nose, with a touch of coffee hinting at minor oak influence. On swirling more leathery/gamy aromas emerge.
On the palate, there's good depth of dark fruit, but it's certainly not overblown. Grippy tannins keep it tight and the acidity seems more supportive than a bottle tasted a couple of years ago.
This should keep very nicely - perhaps take another look in 3 years and I could see it easily lasting another decade.
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