A game of two halves? I tried this at the winery last weekend and was pleasantly surprised, only to be disappointed with a bottle at home.
First time round, I observed a thin appearance, but surprisingly rich nose with cherry, liquorice and subtle hints of vanilla.
Palate was quite light, but very defined dark fruit flavours, smooth oaky notes and good acidity.
The bottle I had at home was totally different; musty liquorice and confected fruits on the nose, unwelcome fizz coupled with a sharp acidic taste.
I will give it the benefit of the doubt and put down the second experience as a bad bottle.