Opened last week with the tasting group. Immediately horsey and full of tanned leather aromatics. Totally out of place. Reminiscent of a nasty, cheapish South African Merlot.

After an hour of decanting, some fruit had opened up; however, the veil of tanned saddle leather was every bit as pronounced. Terribly disappointing.

Over the weekend, I cracked open a bottle of the '05 - it was every bit as bretty, however even more alarming was the extent to which fruit had faded: no raspberry ganache but sour raspberry fruit, with cranberry and red currant flavours, too. In short, tasting like it's drying out very fast.

Every bottle I bought went back. Not rated. Going to avoid this house entirely.
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