An immature ruby red, very little in the way of color development. A little driven and burly on the nose: oversized cassis, blackberry and barrel tones. Still quite primary. International in style. A forced roundedness and a monocromatic amplitude on the palate. A bit of a confection: a ‘Boo Berry’ intensity here, black fruit without the rocks. Feels gussied up. Large-scaled, unsophisticated, overworked tannin: strident on cork pop, they wither with air. They overdid the extraction, we think. Foie gras fruit with no sense of place gets dull pretty fast. In a phrase, not for us.