Pop and pour. This wine has an ok attractive nose with pencil shave, oaky and light cassis aromas. However, all aromas are gone within an hour. Waited for anothe hour, the nose seems like all gone. The palate is ok with only some tannin left. My bottle seems like different than the ones drunk by other CT drinkers. 5+10+15+6=86pts
Holy crap is this ever a good deal at $36 CAD. Drank over three days, and the wine was interesting and different on each day. At first, earthy, tannic elements dominated. It clearly needed to open up, but still exhibited excellent structure and backbone. As it evolved, much more fruit appeared created a balanced, full experience that was ethereal. The '05 is twice as expensive but nowhere near twice as good. Recommended, if you can find any!
Decanted about 30 minutes. Big fruit on first sniff. Red currant, cherry with a bit of wood & gravel. Med bodied, a bit of gentle grit from tannins. A bit too round, needing an acidic lift. Lots of big fruit up front again, with vanilla in there. This didn't quite cut through the creamy cheese & chorizo of dinner, but would do well with a nice, lean cut of meat. Nice, spicy noite lingering on the finish.
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