Medium ruby colour, no tawny. nose of old fireplace char from burned eucalyptus. Palate dry with plenty of tannin. some dark fruit. plenty of length but some bitterness. Don't know if it needs more time or is falling apart.
I had heard great things about this wine, so my expectations were high. The first thing I noticed was the overwhelming oak - this was like cabernets produced 20 years ago. The next thing was a nasty tobacco aspect to the flavors - this REALLY was like some cheap cabernets produced 20 years ago!!
After about 10 minutes, these aspects faded. But the wine still seemed very disjointed and unbalanced. To me, this is a serious flaw. I tried it again with a few other meals, but I simply found it undrinkable. Very disappointing!
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