Gets going in heavy, stewy fashion, with aromas of rubber, asphalt and leather. Picks up speed and precision on the palate, where there’s a good mix of strident fruit, vanilla and smooth tannins. A lot is on offer here if you give it time to open up and show its true colors. Imported by Vinamericas Selections.
Murkier than ideal. The nose is heavy and earthy, and it’s full of barnyard initially. The wine rests heavily on the tongue, with soft, mildly funky flavors of dark berry and stewed tomato. Seems a touch overripe and flaccid for an ’01 reserva.
Weak in color, with chunky, oily aromas. The palate performs better than the bouquet, with brambly fruit and some burning field aromas. Decent mouthfeel is a plus. Not a very good wine but not a disaster.
Bring on da funk; this offering has barrel-based, oily aromas that don't inspire much confidence in what's to come. The berry flavors are savory but not very precise, while the finish is baked and rhubarb-driven. Not a lot of fun.