Dark fruit on the nose but very disappointing in the mouth. Thin and tough. I agree with others who have said cigar ash, but not in a good way. I ended up using it for cooking and opened something else to drink.
Not sure what the other reviewers were drinking, but it couldn't have been the same wine. I found this wine completely enjoyable -- juicy fruit, with a dry, earthy finish, well balanced, with good length.
Day 1: Nice nose but awful finish. Almost undrinkable and it felt like chewing on an old shoe or eating from an ashtray (at least that's how I imagine the taste of these) (68 points) Day 2: The tannins subsided a bit and the wine became approachable. Still very green, leathery and a lot of tobacco, but with a hearty meal it was quite ok/good. This would need to be cellared for quite some time but there is not enough there to develop into something really interesting...
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