Notes from day 2. Dark red color. Nose of red fruit, sweet cherry, raspberry, a little strawberry, a little funk/mushroom going on. On the palate more of the same tart cherry, a little strawberry, little funk/mushroom, some bitter tannin on the tail. The finish is a little below average, but there is some acidity that would lead me to think this would improve slightly with food. Not a big fan of the 07's from the majority of producers, hopefully the 08's will be a better vintage. Drink, as I don't think this will improve with time. 50+5+11+14+5
I've come around on this a bit. First glass last night had grapey, violet candy aromas, and flavors were thin and sweet. It had a barrel sample attributes and disjointed qualites. I actually hated it, thinking it was unfinished, with manipulated ripeness. After a night in the fridge and a couple hours to warm up, it's changing. Dramatically. Now it has weight and depth and texture. Don't touch again for at least 6 months. Huge potential, and I notice my notes on 05 Lachinin have same complaint about the candied aromas. Sort of wild strawberries in a glass. Time to try an '05 again and see how these evolve.
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