The aromas are hard at first, then rubbery and leathery, with a tarry black-fruit note. After the palate opens with aggressive, rubbery tannins, flavors of licorice and grapy, medicinal oak burst onto the scene. Long on the finish, but with a lasting resiny flavor.
Olive, herbs and baked berry aromas vie with slightly stemmy scents to create a good but compromised bouquet. The palate has a full feel and juiciness along with medicinal cherry and berry flavors. Finishes toasty, baked and somewhat sharp and herbal.
A heavy dose of petrol is the aromatic greeting, and it comes with hints of rubber, latex and waxy white fruits. Feels tangy and fresh due to blazing acidity, while it tastes both of tropical fruits and diesel. Long and chiseled on the finish.
This has a rubbery, smoky nose, as if it were caught between a campfire and a burning tire. Tangy, snappy and grabby around the edges, this also has a resiny, lactic oak flavor blanketing the robust berry fruit. It finishes grabby, with raspberry and herb notes.
The bouquet here is crisp, dry and minerally, with a petrol scent. In the mouth, it feels snappy, cutting and citrusy, with orange and peach flavors. This is fruity and solid, with juicy acidity and a citrus-dominant character. Made using grapes from old vines planted in the 1950s.
From the beginning this '08 seems as though it has turned; the nose is mildly oxidized and corny, and there’s a shortage of freshness. The palate is dull and narrow, with limited apple and sour lime flavors. Acceptable but not at its peak anymore.