The colour is brownish from age. The nose is pleasant in an Old World kind of way. I drank it after eating, and it goes well with food (pasta with red sauce). I personally would not drink this alone. The tannins taste smoothed out to me, and a little silky, again presumably from age. Not my favourite Bordeaux, but nicely aged. If you have a half bottle, it is ready to drink, unless you like a more mature wine. $20/half bottle. Overall value: 3 stars of 5. Overall impression: Very Good (86.5).
The nose had some cranberry, blackberries, smoke, and earth. I liked the palate - it combined some toasty flavors with a dark earthiness. Certainly has a warmish profile to it, but the house style seems to keep everything balanced.
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