My guess was young vines, I think... Ayoub was planted in the early 2000s, so this was young vines. I was surprised when it was revealed because I've usually liked these wines better than I liked this today. I didn't think there was anything wrong with it, I just didn't find it very interesting.
Cellar Reconstruction Party (Gary's Place): Medium red color. PNP, drank 1+ glass over an hour. Very musky, earthy nose, red berries, black cherry, a bit of perfume. The palate shows medium body, fairly elegant, earthy, raspberry, cherry, fine grain tannins. Burgundian in style, and well balanced, if maybe dominated a bit too much the musky earth or this would score even higher for me.
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