This ATP bottling was wonderful! Nose of currents, smoke, vanilla and earth. On the palate it's berries, with just a hint of sweet jammy-ness, balanced, smooth and long finish. Very elegant. Delightful. Worth the wait. Thank you guys for making such good wines so consistently.
nose: charcoal, cocoa paste, just a tiny bit of olive and a wee reminder of alcohol (14.3% per the label. I'm guessing it's accurate) palate: similar to the nose, but with a rich black fruit and olive tapenade kind of flavor. A bit chalky in the mouth, I noted hints of cocoa and spice. The medium weight has a fatness to it, spreading all across the tongue. Alcohol is in check (though not un-noticeable) and the acidity is seamless. However, I suspect a year or so ago the fruit may have been more vibrant. Still, a lovely drink, and priced well in the $25 winebid purchase realm, though I would not pay more. 88-89 pts.
Still very dark in color. When first poured, a little tight, but boy did this open up over an hour or so. Not incredibly complex, but nice dark red fruit. Good acidity, making me think this still had life to it. Not sure it will get any better, though. Nice.
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