Opens with aromas of tobacco and dried leaves as well as plum and cherry, and that’s backed by raspberry, plum and cherry tomato flavors. For an older wine, it’s showing life, acidity and some old-school style. What it doesn’t have are any of those New World characteristics, i.e. black fruit, chocolate and weight.
Sweet and floral, like light berries with crushed flower petals. The palate is not as comforting; it’s acidic and bouncy, which fosters good flavors but a jagged, jumpy mouthfeel. You want to like this wine but the feel doesn’t make it easy.