Rich big fruit with gritty wood tannins to the fore, and a hot searing finish. I found this to be a rather charmless clunky modern wine with all the trappings to get high ratings from the critics. However, I sure there's some perfectly good fruit that's getting ruined with Parker pleasing spoofulation.
Decanted for 1.5 hours. The wine is big. Syrah and wood dominate the nose. Tannins are prominent on the finish. Fruit is fading a bit. Not sure what is going on, but I recall there to be more ripe fruit in this wine.
--- COLOR: opaque purple with garnet-purple rim NOTE: Nose is overripe, like some French plum liqueur I once had. Mouth is nice and rich, the fruit is still plum/prune driven but has nice acidity. Finish is ripe blackberry, cinnamon and vanilla. Still a bit too ripe for me. One glass is enough. Drink it up now.
DECANT: 1hr GLASS USED: Bordeaux TASTE: 9.2 COST: 55 VALUE: 6.0 TRY AGAIN: now - 2016 CORAVIN'D: Yes PRE-POUR LEVEL: 100 PAIRING: n/a Inquiries can be addressed to email@example.com ---
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(L'Aventure Estate Cuvée) Dark purple red violet color; nice berry, plum, ripe black fruit nose with lift; tasty, ripe berry, plum, smoke palate, a little hot; medium-plus finish (50% Syrah, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Petit Verdot)