A nice wine with potential...but the cork broke, was extremely brittle and disintegrated leaving lots of little cork particles floating in the wine. This bottle was always stored in my climate controlled cellar, so something unique to this wine.
Unfortunately, we didn't have a filter or strainer at hand and this impacted what might have been a better experience and probably a 2pt higher rating...
Very nice, old world style, got much better with air. Cork was soaked through, but didn't note any issues. Vanilla, fruit and a good dose of initial oak. If scoring 90-92. Great value at state monopoly store sale price of $27.
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