Half bottle. Even, ruby color. Upon opening, some berry-like fruit, then brambly and some herbs. Medium weight but denser feel, dry, earthy blackberry fruit, high acidity and grainy tannins. This leaves a very dry impression. A mouthful to be sure, but little prospect of ever being light or charming. In short, Morey all the way. I had to chuckle when I read my note from almost 7 years ago and saw how little this has changed over that period of time. Try as you might, you cannot rush these 2005's along.
OK wine, still a bit in a juvenile state, almost like a teenager with pimples. Still a bit closed it only gave a glimpse of what it can be, good potential though and some good flavors, but you just know it is only the surface you are seeing right now.
Originally i was a bit dismissive to drwine's review below but low and behold he nailed it. If I’d tasted this blind I would have been looking to Rhone... Deep Ruby, extracted nose showing kirsch, tar, and anise. Big masculine wine with lots going on here with plenty of structure to last to the end of the decade. Too bad I only have one left as it would be interesting to watch over the next 10 yrs.
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