(WineGate) Ruby with orange rim. Sweetly perfumed at first, complex nose, fruity (cherries, plum. peach) but also spices, leather and tar, bacon, toast with hints of alcohol. Round, sweet and fruity, alcohol gives a small kiss on the cheek with the acidity giving a loud "hello" too. It lacks concentration and feels dilluted (especially when compared to the nose). Tannins dissolved, balance towards the acidity, vanilla, buttery, cherry, toast (hints, short to medium aftertaste. I was expecting more due to -so- attractive nose.
On first glass soon after opening, bordered on appalling. Nearly no nose at all, with watery, hot alcohol on the palate and a wretched soap tasting finish. After one day however it really improved, so much so that it became somewhat drinkable. Nonetheless, brutally disappointing after the 2001 I so thoroughly enjoyed a couple yrs back.
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