A bit hot on opening, the wine improved markedly in the decanter over an hour or so. The fruit is subdued in both the nose and pallette, the tannins are a little overbearing and bitter. The wine is strongly oaked with a strong buttery vanilla note. The finish is a bit short and mostly bitter tannins and oak. The wine should improve in the bottle over the next few years.
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