Decanted for 30 min. Ruby red, dark almost black in the core, bright clear rim. Young. Masculine wine, leather, brambles, mures, spices. High alcohol, hot, sweetish palate, brambles and dark fruits. Finish balances acidity with firm tannins. Bitter finishing notes start too early at the expense of the middle palate. Could be better balanced and structured. Still a bit constrained, keep 2-3 years. Went well with the bacon-wrapped partridge. Value/money = 8.
Missing something for the price. Noes was hard to pick up. Quite tight in the mouth with tannins overpowering the flavours. Next time would decant for a few hours before consuming to see if it opens up. Will let the next few bottles sit for 1-2 years.
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