Nose: layered tobacco, currant and berries quickly diminishing. Spices like cloves emerge but only with vigorous swirling
Palate: past prime. Overly tannic at front and unbalanced acid structure at the back.
Finish: hints of structure in the finish but never really delivering.
Overall: disappointing. However, NW of this blog and I believe this is due more to the fact that we found the wine on the shelf of a non-temperature controlled store where they have 95 degree summers and 0 degree (F) winters.
Either way, Raise a Glass!