Solid, earthy nose. Leathery and dark, Lacks a little tannic structure on the palate. A hair weak but some orange peel and chocolate do come across. Overall not bad especially at this price point.
Tested on well-aired bottle, about 3 hrs. Nose of dry smoky earth and dark fruit. In the mouth balanced, centered, chewy, smoky, dark dry ripe neither sweet nor sour fruit (cassis, plum) with noticeable tannin at the finish and fruit and acid fading. Dry. Body medium, Acid medium plus, tannin medium plus.
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