Ruby with browning and some sediment. Initially it was all red fruits and some earth. There was an astringency on the finish initially that wasn't nice, but this eventually started to go away. Later on the wine took on a meaty, unami component. Good wine, but it was better a couple of years ago.
I could have bad bottle but I don't think so. This wine is utterly horrible. On the nose it smells like a wet dog and wet moss. In the mouth it's sharp with almost an aerosol mouth feel and tight tight tannins.
The first sip was bad. So I decanted for 1 hour and poured another glass. That was bad too. Poured back into the bottle and let sit overnight. The next evening it was still bad. Poured the rest down the drain.
Appearance: Bright and clear, medium (-) intensity garnet with legs. Nose: Clean, with medium intensity of red fruit such as baked plum and raspberry, dried fruit of prune, sweet spice such as cloves, animal notes of leather and farmyard with some maturity notes of forest floor. The wine is developing. Palate: Dry, with medium acidity and medium (+) tannin of grippy texture, this wine is of medium (+) alcohol with a medium body. Medium intensity of red fruit such as plum and raspberry, sweet spice of cloves, dried fruit of prune, it has a medium (-) finish. Conclusion: Good quality level premium CDP with reasonably intense nose and palate, showing good complexity, however it has certain flabbiness and with only a fairly short length, indicating the wine has reached the end of its life and should be drunk now and not to further age.
Medium garnet with an orange ring. Cinnamon, cherry pie filling, and wet cedar chip scents. Better on the palate, with wild strawberries, cherries, marjoram, and thyme. Opens up in the glass quickly, with the tannins melding smoothly with the fruit. Perfectly timed on this one: down to earth and not under it. One Of the better CdPs I've had at this price range.
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