Double decanted for 7 hours before being tasted. Light centre, pale rim, weak / watery looking orange rim. Chocolate and cocoa powder on the nose, with some odd cabbaginess. Sweet and full bodied entry but with a dirty and earthy mid-palate. The bottle stink on this wine blew off after an hour or two in the glass and revealed a lovely and delicate wine that was drinking very nicely but unlikely to improve with further bottle age. 6-6 or 90/100.
This wine suffered significantly from bottle stink (which I learned a few weeks ago comes from a combination of high sulphur content and insufficient oxygen working its way through a bottle seal/cork) and this bottle stink was persistent and got in the way of appreciating this wine for what ot could really offer. After a small remains of my first pour had sat in my glass for a acouple of hours this wine was really elegant and floral. Sadly when I had drunk and loved that pour and topped my glass back up, the bottle stink was back with a vengeance and we did not have enough time to allow it to blow off again. However, I did love this wine without the taint.