Quite pleasant in its style, which is extracted, colorful and grapy. To call it fruit-forward is almost an understatement. In the mouth, there’s huge boysenberry fruit accented by coffee and mocha. Finishes toasty and warm. Yet another wine from the camp of Telmo Rodriguez.
Fairly gassy and sulfuric off the bat, so the nose isn’t ideal. Patience will be partially rewarded with jammy strawberry and raspberry flavors along with mocha. However, it never does fully get rolling. It settles on solid but midlevel red-fruit flavors and a similar mouthfeel.
Smells burnt and leafy, with bramble and stewed tomato aromas. The palate is clacky and grabby, with herbal, leafy flavors of roasted plum and berry. Finishes earthy, with a salty aftertaste.
Stemmy, pickled aromas send the fruit component to second fiddle. Tastes, smells and feels like a wine that didn’t get fully ripe; the flavors are thin and light, with tea and dilute berry. Finishes same as above.