I have always loved this wine! It is a little more subtle and approachable than the Don Melchor, with both having tar notes, but this one more relaxed. Very fun, very drinkable and muscular, and quite a value at the price!
deep dark purple in color, menthol, smoke and blueberry pie. a little dusty and tired on the front palate, but some hints of fruit remain. tannins still kicking, but not really well pulled together. OK but not doing it for me.
Decanted for one hour at cellar temp of 60 degrees F. Lively, wonderful nose of blackberry, cherry and blueberry are noticeable before even lifting the glass. On the palate interesting notes of black tar, tobacco and leather combine with the dark fruits in balance with good acidity and medium grained tannins that are all nicely integrated. Given the current tannic backbone and balanced presence of fruit/acidity I would say this has at least another 4-5 years of good drinking. Lovely.
Good value for the dollar. Quite an interesting wine for about $20 that I've paid at SAQ. Definitely needs decanting.
Interestingly this wine is much more pronounced in terms of aroma. Definite presence of berries, cassis, black currant, interesting. In terms of finish, - less complex. After such a pronounced aroma you expect more in terms of taste. But it is still good although less complex than expected. Full body. Rich. Short legs and finish. Powerful. Liked it.
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