The aromas on this wine are unusual, with notes of wood spice, tire rubber and earth, showing some reduction on first pour. The flavors are soft and silky, while the tannins bring a slightly gritty feel. Vanilla flavors linger on the finish. There's intrigue, but it doesn't all come together.
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