Clear garnet, bricking considerably.  Nutty, roasted vegetal, peat, undrained earth with a paraffin note very odd and hard to pin down to something you’ve smelled before in a recognizable variety.  Woodsy, with bell pepper and wet cardboard and Banana Sours.  NO, IT’S NOT CORKED.  IT JUST HAS A LITTLE WET CARDBOARD, OK?  Sheesh.  I’m not enjoying the nose on this thing.  It’s just… weird.  And not weird in some sort of old-world funky weird–just plain BAD weird.  Flabby and showing oxidation in late breathing.  In the mouth, rich, but flat and un-nuanced, oxidized and fruitless, with some heavily-polished chalky tannins.

2005 Pata Negra Valdepenas Bodega Los Llanos  13-0

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