Needs about an hour to settle down. Initially there was an impression of bright red fruit with a bit of heat. After some time it was quite smooth and mellow with very subdued fading fruit, hints of chocolate, and rounded tannins. Slight bitterness on the finish. Okay wine; a bit unidimensional.
Not very impressed with this. Not bad in any way; smooth, drinkable, agreeable. But bland. Color good, deep and rich, minor rim. Smell - a little vapory, somewhat a hint of clean tire rubber. Brown sugar? Perhaps it's gone to sleep since it certainly does not seem to be too old, not falling apart. I got this bottle at auction, and have a few more so I will leave notes on other purchases. But this does not seem flawed bottle so I do not expect a great deal more from the others.
The critics really missed this one. I remember that it really did not drink well the first year as most of the 90's Palomas often did. Showing some maturity but drinking fabulous. Brown suger, asian five spice, cherries. This still has a few more years in it but I would drink up if you have them. Sadly my last bottle.
My last bottle. This wine has never dissapointed and this bottle is no exception. Popped and poured. Old saddle leather and cherries on the nose. Smooth texture on the palate still with just a bit of tannin. Medium body. Drinking very well.
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