Minty on the nose, with hints of cured meat, burnt field and spice. Feels fresh, with medicinal plum flavors and oak taking over after the fruit falls off. Finishes lightly spicy and drying. More balanced and less oaky than the winery’s ’09 reserva.
For the price, this is not a good effort. It’s overoaked and horsey smelling, with a heavy, overripe palate that tastes herbal and like hickory-infused blackberry. Flat and stewy on the finish.