More or less clean and neutral on the nose, with aromatic notes of peach and apple. The palate is juicy but sort of jumpy, with flavors of orange, pithy bitterness and roast corn. Good in this price range but seemingly on its way to being past its prime.
Like the Chilean Merlot of olden days, this one is fairly mulchy and astringent. And it’s also a bit old tasting, with some core berry fruit but mostly earthy flavors and forced spice. Some red fruit on the finish helps it, but still there isn’t much essence to this wine.
Nothing much is pretty about the “Ugly Old Guy,” which is what Viejo Feo means in Spanish. It’s rubbery and smells bretty, with weedy cherry and raspberry flavors followed by a scratchy finish. Not an overly fun experience.