The capsule of this bottle was very sticky upon removal, and smelt sweet: signs of possible heat damage. Foolhardy, I pushed on. The wine had an aroma of pepper, herbs and, less attractively, confected bubblegum. The palate was soupy, non-distinct, with some tannins and length at times, but overall lacking in intensity, resolving to simple jammy fruit with bubblegum overtones. I think this bottle was almost certainly cooked, and bien cuit at that. A pity as there could have been something good here. Disappointing to have found this bottle on a retail shelf. $95 of wine down the sink, literally.
Would I buy it having tasted it? No