Red and black cherry, black raspberry, funk on the nose, sweetness on the palate, with fresh ground coffee, moist earth, textural tinge of acid on the finish. Umami richness to the nose; they did remarkable things with tempranillo. A youthful bottle that still had an opportunity to take on additional complexity. No decant on this one but consumed intermittently over three hours. Consumed with miso glazed monkfish, spanish rice, and sauteed kale and garlic. 93+
Purchased from the estate a few years back. Cork was in good shape and the juice, too, with only a little orange around the rim. Textbook 1973...very mellow and soft and more advanced than the 1966 vintage. This is my birth year wine, and I'm going to open one a year until they run out, but this seems to be on a slow decline given the paucity of fruit and the slightly hollow finish so it's probably time to drink up if you don't have that particular circumstance.
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