Early mint, leather and earth aromas quickly give way to woody notes such as cinnamon and vanilla. In between is blackberry and chocolate, the latter also oak-based. A bit rigid and hard on the palate.
A lightweight specimen with tomato, earth, leaves and leather on the nose. Cherry and cola flavors are distant but solid, while the acidity is out there, bordering on scouring. Modest in scope, with some appeal. Imported by W. J. Deutsch & Sons.
Osborne is now in Ribera del Duero, and if this wine is an indication of what to expect, then work needs to be done. It has a cheesey nose with no real fruit character. The palate has acidic freshness but also a dearth of substance and a grabby feel. It’s not bad wine per se, but in RDD the competition is stiff and this isn’t going to draw many converts.