Author Koby Site / BlogThe Wine ForumTrust Rating
Tasted On 09/15/2012Drink Dates 2012-2018
Needs more time. At first it was flabby and all fruit. After 2 hours the wine began to take on body and open more expressively into a better balanced wine. The tannins are ripe and clenching at this age, another 2-3 years should mellow this out nicely.
Color: Classic claret, dark red core with velvety red edges
Nose: Red and blue fruits, flowers, cedar, and plum
Palate: The fruit is apparent initially, very apparent. The acidity is clean, with ripe but tight tannins. The fruit is all plum, cherry, and some currants. Some tobacco and minerality peak through as well. The finish is clipped, keeping this from getting from the good to very good section in my opinion.