Aroma of quite intense spice and oak, with a wiff of alcohol. With 14.7%av, this perhaps is not a surprise. A palate with plums, length and quite high acid. It seemed a bit out of balance. Interestingly, however, I re-tasted the same bottle after a couple of days and it was much more balanced, and merited a higher score. 82 to 83 points.
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