hot, disjointed and unpleasant on first day. just a muddled mess. This was purchase on release and properly kept. 2nd day - what shows is old show leather and dirty smelling cigar box. UNPLEASANT. dumped remaining half bottle.
Much of my notes from previous bottle remain the same - ie Colour garnet with slight bricking and a Rioja-alikeness (good Gran Reserva with some age). Very much the same smells, textures and tastes, but with greater poise, more refinement.
But the principal difference with a little more age is balance, which helps to highlight its class a bit more. Whilst certainly not the steal of the century, its looking more value for money (though not necessarily a bargain!).
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