You know, I know nothing about this wine. It's been on the rack for a long time now, but I have no clue where I bought it or why. I see one shop has the 2006 for nine bucks, so let's pretend this was the same.
A bit of earth and some dark raspberry on the nose with something I haven't hit on in a while - asphalt. Well played.
Plum mostly, cherry, a bit of eucalyptus, some sweet oak, and a nice dash of tobacco.
A slight bit of menthol, mint, and residual plum on the finish.
For under ten bucks, there's absolutely nothing to complain about. There's a nice amount of structure and balance here.