- Category: Lost & Found / Taste it Again
Upon opening: Cracked the cap and the wine was still young and vibrant - too young to see change in colour.
NOSE: Young and fruit driven, yet with notes of cigar box and subtle cedar.
TASTE: Lots of raspberry and black cherry, a little smoky and still has a little tannin grit - the background showed a layer of oak.
2:30 hrs later ...
There's a smoothness to the wine as the gritty tannins have mellowed, but there is an oak dominance that seems to be sneaking in on the finish and it lingers there - it has been gaining momentum over the past hour or so, but I've tried to ignore it. Now it seems it wants to be fully recognized. Fruit seems to be absent, maybe a little cassis and blackberry with a smoky-toastiness if I struggle hard to look for it.
3:15 hrs later ...
Dry and dusty. I stopped drinking it. The oak has become the show.
Bottom Line ...
This wine is good for about an hour, maybe two, which should be good enough for most people; if you decided to let it sit open a little longer I think you are bound to be disappointed. Drink Up.