PopnPour, tasted over 2 hrs -nearly opaque dark red, minimal clearing at edge -plum, tobacco -med acidity, med weight and concentration, closed down reticent palate with some dark fruits leather and salinity, med/med+ tannins yet to resolve -primary fruit has faded though still tight, may need more time but not sure if there is enough stuffing to keep it interesting as it further matures
Cherry, plum and leather on the nose. I can certainly see why some reviewers scored this wine lower. Started out much lighter than I was expecting, had a lot of dry, tannic notes and the balance was lacking. However, after two hours open it began to show properly and after three hours, really began to shine. Very nice red cherry notes, backed with some plum and finishing with light spices, leather and very good mineral notes. The finish was tannin based and quite lengthy. The wine really gained depth, balance and complexity with the additional time open. Has the structure and fruit to last and has a strong probability of further positive evolution. If you open it now, absolutely give it at least two hours.
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