Appearance was dark ruby clear and bright. Nose of blackberry, leather, coconut and chocolate. Palate was a full frontal fruit - black cherry, plums and berries. Classic New World red had all of the working parts but the finish dropped off quickly and the wine lacked a certain complexity I would expect in this price bracket.
Hmm....so this is definitely unique. Wasn't sure what to expect going in, but boy did it make an impression! Super dark in the glass - pretty much opaque. On the nose, very extracted fruit and a bit of blood as well. Once you taste the wine, the weight of it really hits you...it's syrupy...unctuous almost. Now, I haven't heard that term used to describe very many wines, save Cheval Blanc, Pavie, and Ausone (not that I'm comparing this to them in any way). However, the term seems to fit here. The finish sort of just drops off disappointingly though. A very interesting wine.
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