Very dark, much darker than expected, with a nose of dark fruits and something savory. On the palate, prune and raisin, but minus the sweetness of say, an over-ripe Grenache. Lacks structure. Nothing compelling or memorable. In Cancun with Michel.
I had the 99 vintage of this wine a while back and it was rather outstanding. I figured I would pick up a younger version to see if I could relive some memories. This wine definitely opened up after about 3 hours in the decanter, but not quite as much as I hoped. Slightly floral nose. Hint of pepper with oak and blueberries. Still quite tannic with some good acids; I suspect it would gain a few points in 5+ years. Not sure it will taste as well as the 99 did after 10 years, I am not saying it won’t, rather I really don’t know.
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