This wine explains why I was so right to be so ambivalent about the Coste Chaude we had on Sunday night. Though a bit on the hot side at 14.5%, the rest of the wine is exemplary with a nose of pepper, tar, strawberries and black currant nuanced with a bit of saddle leather and that
sage-y wild hillside herb that grows in warm, barren places. It's full on the entry, midpalate and finish, and tannins still hold court there. This wine has time to go and the fruit to go with it, and should drink well for the next five years at least.
My wine shopping and I have never had a problem. Just a perpetual race between the bankruptcy court and Hell.--Rogov