Leather and black cherry on the nose. Full bodied with waves of luscious ripe fruit. Definitely leaning towards a modern style, but just enough rusticness to keep this real. Still going strong for a 2003.
A ripe nose of blackberry, fig, herbs and licorice lead way to much of the same on the palate along with a tobacco, vanilla and a roasted meat quality flavor profile. While good it left me wanting more.
Bright garnet. Medium nose of boysenberries and blackberries, properly ripe palate of dark berries and some plum, but a little hollow. The finish is medium-long and pleasing. This wine has reasonable tannic grip for a CdP, no obvious alcohol despite the 14.5% ABV.
Old-world with a bit of modernity. Leather and hay in the nose with lean, chocolate, leather and light berry flavors. Tannins are plenty sufficient as is a certain pepper heat on the finish. Mature, probably beginning to slide. Drink now.
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