Black with a deep ruby rim. Hard to come to terms with at this point in its development. It opened as somewhat hard, charred, and over dry. It took a couple of hours of air to come around, but then showed lots of black cherry, with complex spice and floral notes. I expect it needs a few more years to resolve into maturity, but there's plenty going on below the surface.
Tough and dark, showing some stink, raw wood, raspberry, herbs, cigar, spice. Not really very expressive nose. The palate was all hard edges, smoky, cocoa powder, little fruit, drying woody finish. Clumsy and out of sync right now and I'm not too hopeful about this becoming a lot better with time. I guess I'll save the other bottle for 5 more years.
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(REMIREZ DE GANUZA RIOJA) #1; COLOR-pitch black; NOSE-by far the most interesting Spanish nose, tobacco, cigar; TASTE-very complex, truffles, black currant, finish is very dry, but complex, blackberry, blueberry, nice long finish; this is GREAT wine, purity & complexity, reminds me of top notch Bordeaux from Right Bank, pure silk, AMAZING wine, worth at least $100; ST-95+, RP-94, GV-?
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