Some funk blew off after 10 minutes in the glass. My friend who isn't a big wine geek said he could actually tell this one was actually a special wine. Told him the price and he said the quality price ratio on this wine makes him want to sign up on the list. I told him Carlisle has never disappointed.
Way too much for us, seemed to be super high in alcohol and had the eadache the next day to prove it. Drank it down fast and it is in a nice drinking window now but go slow!!!!! Savor over two days if you can.
Enjoyed over two nights. Beautiful nose. Was somewhat reductive on day one - but smooths out nicely on day two. Still funky but in a very "Alban" sort of way with black fruit, creosote, tar and spice notes. Palate flavor profile echos the nose. Really digging it. Medium-rich black fruit with juicy acidity providing freshness. More intense on the front palate - kind of fades lightly in the mouth into short-ish, one note finish. But the nose and initial attack is so satisfying and memorable. As usual, great for the price.
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