Not much to report on this bottle. Color a nice, transparent mid-ruby. Wet fur aromas which dissipated quickly, leaving not much else. No discernable fruit. Tannins somewhat drying. Prominent acid. Might have shown better with food.
Still a bit primary, but not bad. Firm acidic structure is still dominant but there is enough fruit to give some pleasure. A bit disjointed but seems like it will pull itself together in 2-3 years. Good weight and depth for the price.
Improved tremendously over the year and a half since I had this last. Pop and pour, drank over 4 hours. Ripe red fruits, rhubarb, tobacco, and fine abundant tannins. Still has a ways to go to shed the tannins, but drank pretty well on this day. Paid $24 and worth maybe twice that.
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