Okay, I got sucked in by Jon Rimmerman’s prose on this one. Well, that and the fact that it was in 375ml bottles, and The Price Was Right.
On opening, not giving much, either in the nose or in the mouth. In fact, it seemed thin and bitter tasting. After 30-45 minutes, however, this was beginning to rock. It went from thin to medium/full bodied. Rosemary, lavender, licorice and cherry in the nose. The bitterness gave way to ripe. silky fruit in the mouth. No oak. Jon wrote that this was traditional vinification, seeing only cement tanks and no new oak, and that showed.
It kept opening with time. Unfortunately, since this was a 375 ml bottle, there was not much time. I’ll open the next bottle a few hours in advance of drinking.
Nice wine, and worth the <$20 tariff.