This is a chewy, extremely young wine. Lots of potential, but not nearly ready to drink. It really only opened up on the third night I had it open.
Saturated, youthful-looking black ruby. The first night, the nose was somewhat reduced but showed lots of ripe, raw dark berry fruit. On night three, the nose was still youthful and one-dimensional, but showed beautifully ripe dark cherry, plummy fruit and sweet, warm sandstone scents. On entry, there's loads of ripe dark fruit, very good concentration, and a wheel barrow-full of chewy tannin. The finish is long. Each of the three nights a little more complexity came through, suggesting a wine that would benefit from several years of cellaring. I'm going to try to forget about my other three bottles for at least a couple of years and then re-visit it. Right now, a B. In 5-8 years, maybe an A. If you do open it over the next 2 years, decant it in a wide decanter and pour it through a Vinturi to try to aerate it as much as possible. Was $24.99 from WTSO.com. Imported by Votto Vines, Hamden, CT.