Brought this to a gathering with old ECA mates tonight.
This wine was lush, generous, oaky, tight upon opening and offered flavours of dark red fruits. The palate is smooth and elegant with velvety characteristics and chewy tannins. Reminded me of the Cono Sur 20 Barrels Merlot I had 2 years ago, without the smokiness.
This is an enjoyable wine on its own or when paired with meat dishes. At 9 years of age this wine is probably at its peak (or perhaps past its peak) already. Drink up.
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