This is a wine we had in Boston recently with (NW) of this blog and some rellies who flew in from Chicago. On opening, the cherry aromas are first up and are very nice and fruity. There is a herbal nose that is heavy with scents of daffodils–a smell I don’t care for...
In the mouth on opening it is tannic and tight but a sneaky hint of anise squeaks by.
After breathing for 1 ½ hours, it has loosened up a bit but still shows immature edges of roughness. A nice bouquet of cherries and raspberries grow strong with maybe even a hint of mocha underneath. This is a nice old world style wine that takes time to open and time to appreciate and really taste! This wine will be really nice in another 2-4 years but certainly approachable now. We are pairing it with our roasted Capon and roasted vegetables. We paid $45 for it at a Boston restaurant; we found it for $20 in a wine shop. If “old world” is your thing, raise a glass!
(See (NW's) review of this same wine a few entries earlier.)