I thought this wine would be more advanced in its development, considering how far along the 2001 seems to be on recent tasting. I was wrong. This is way too young yet.
Deep, dark purple.
The nose offered cedar, some minty eucalyptus notes, a slight barnyardy funk, and some currant and dark fruit notes buried underneath that. In general really shut down in spite of decanting.
On the palate the fruit is hidden behind rather ferocious tannin structure and the acidity from midpalate onwards is gripping. Finishes with a tannic pucker.
It expressed more fruit on the palate with my filet mignon of veal with mushroom sauce.
I have four more bottles of this wine which I will not touch for at least a few more years.