chipgreen has nailed the description very well. I think the CT person who rated this 75 must have had a bad bottle. This was quite delicious. Nice fruit with a bit of tannin/acid. Drank over a 3 hour period. No negative tasting notes at all at PNP or over the 3 hours.
PnP. Deep Purple in the glass. There is some funk on the nose initially but it blows off quickly. Fruity but dry. Mostly dark fruits - black cherry, plum, boysenberry. Touch of anise. Moderate oak and tannins, they have probably mellowed a bit with time in the bottle. The tannins seem slightly astringent. Some bitterness on the finish but not unpleasant. This is drinking very well right now but should hold for another 2-3 years. Still, I would drink sooner rather than later.
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