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This interesting blend is all over the place -- lean then soft, basic then complex, shallow then rich. The nose is very nice, with fresh cherry, dark berries, raisin, cured meat, herbs, and black pepper, but on the palate it's subdued, mostly dried fruit and wood -- quite bland, actually. But there's also a refreshing tartness that peaks out here and there, and while there isn't much depth, and while the bland flavours end abruptly, there are lingering notes, with impressive length, that suggest an almost port-like quality. Interesting, with a lot going on, but frustratingly inconsistent.
An interesting wine, but one that never really came together for me. Ripe and rich, yet finish with considerable sourness (not in a pleasant way, as with a Chianti). Some wood is noted as is a considerable oxidative note, which detracts in my view. Interesting but odd. Tasted March 2017.