Lovely vibrant colour with maturing rim. Toasted wood and blackcurrant aromas with maturing bouquet and complexity. Leaner pallet with tannic drying finish. Opening up over time and fruit showing through the wood and tannin. More of your traditional style but showing some complexity from the producer. Perhaps its the vintage for the leaner profile but a very nice wine for $30 US as far as Bordeaux goes.
I never would have thought it would have gotten this good. Not a hint of green, showing polished fruit-forward qualities. Some rustic funk on the nose, but overall a classic Bordeaux second wine showing its pedigree. Decanted 3 hours. Drink up.
Ok structure, but strangely "fat" mid-palate. Lacking fruit. Somewhat developed but not enough to show any particilarly interesting tertiary notes. Nose does have some compelling cedar wood and typical Bordeaux characteristics with dark plums more than blackcurrant.
If you have any of this, drink up. It opened poorly and we set it aside for night #2 when it was a lot better. Not superb but drinkable. Will have to reevaluate my storing of 2nd wines philosophy in the future me thinks. :)
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