Purple color with a moderate bouquet and flavor of boysenberry followed by a bit of oak. Not much wow left in the wine at its current age, but still very drinkable, with enough balance and body, and no jarring notes. Drink it up!
Non-FIGSA Lunch (Absinthe, Boat Quay, Singapore): Not the most exciting wine, but this was a well-made, pleasurable drink that is at a pretty good place now. I liked the nose, with its ripe aromas of cassis and blackberries on a bed of earth and meat, with rather Bordelais tones of capsicums, tobacco and tea leaf chasing behind. The palate had a plush richness to its blackberry and plum flavours that took you right back to Napa though. I would have liked a bit more acidity on it, but that could just be because we were drinking this rather big wine on a hot afternoon. Otherwise, the balance was actually decent, with a touch of juiciness on the midpalate and some powdery tannins adding a sense of structure towards the finish, which fluttered away with a mouthful of spice and a little earthy undertone. A bit anonymous, but a tasty enough drink.
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