Wheat thins, a dusty chamomile, mint, sweet chocolate, celery salt, soy sauce – and that’s just the bouquet! This has an intriguing nose that we’re trying to identify, but we’re still not quite there. It’s somehow sweet and savory at the same time. The complex nose itself makes this wine something special, but it also tastes very nice. There are still plenty of tannins (although they’re diminishing) and a good acid that brings dark cherries to the forefront, mixed in with some chocolate, cola, veggies, and notes of musky wild blackberries. The berries and cola extend on in the finish, alongside a touch of mint and herbs.
BTW, I have had this vintage of the wine before (with tarheel, at a tasting). This bottle is such a different experience that I'm wondering if the last one was flawed. I'm certainly going to keep my eyes open for more of these.
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