Metaphorically speaking, this wine is a thorough disgrace. Based on the nose and visual inspection, the wine has not moved an inch since it was bottled. When you put your nose in the glass, you're overwhelmed with cherry pie! Like a aussie shiraz on steroids.
On the palette, the wine is viscous, thick and coats the tongue. The approach is super-sweet. Tannins are integrated. I taste Cherry jam, loads of it. This is nothing like a French wine...
But the wine is somehow able to maintain it's poise and stature. A standout specimen. This is certainly not for those drinkers with a nervous disposition. Leave this one to the "big boys".
Wednesday Night Blind - May 2011 (Peter Pratt's Inn): Blind - my entry - Big rich nose that got more expansive as the night ebbed. Some hints of sea breeze on the nose. Deep notes of various herbs. Black as midnight in color. The nose was tremendous yet the palate was very feminine and elegant. A beautiful wine with notes of olives, burnt rubber and black fruit. A deep and haunting wine with a very long finish. My WOTN, but I could not vote for it since it was my entry. Group's #4 wine.
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