N: Smokey, earthy, with black berry fruits, black pepper, and mild tobacco.
P: Good acidity and mild to medium tannins open the door to ripe black berry fruit and hints of earth. Well-structured, a perfect wine for food as the acidity will stand up to many dishes and the flavor is good but not overpowering. Earthy, vegetal flavors wrap up the finish, which includes a touch of alcohol.
This is a good, sturdy “bistro” wine that will match well with burgers, mac and cheese, bangers and mash, and similarly “blue collar” fare. The 2000 is considered an “old” vintage now but it is still vibrant, fresh, and full. An excellent value at under ten bucks.
a-7 t-7 b-8 fc-10 v-9 = 91 points
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