This was a roller coaster....started odd, bitter nose...after a half hour decant some vanilla and fruit, but medium long finish with soy sauce, black olive finish... 30 min later, smooth with plum, nice medium finis in, but another 30 min, this went bitter, tart, little fruit, borderline awful...cork had good integrity so was surprised with the journey. Hope bottle 2 is better. What a disappointing ride.
It's been 18 months since I last had this and it's definitely improved. I thought this was beautiful. A lot of red fruit and smells very sweet on the nose - in a really lovely way. Gets a v high score from me because at this price point I think it's just very successful.
Big Reds/ Crisp Whites (Farpointe Cellar): The nose had blackberry and fennel seed, cocoa powder and spice, and a good vanilla finish. The palate was lush and juicy, with blackberry and chocolate, spice and oak, and a good cassis finish.
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