This was about thirteen bones which makes this Cru cheaper than many of the Nouveaus...how do you suppose it compares?
While there's definitely some dark fruit in there, I get a very distinct bubble gum component on the nose.
You know, more of that bubble gum, along with some super ripe strawberry and some cola notes - a solid acidic background almost reminds me of that sour cola straws you sometimes see, cola gummy candy dipped it sour sugar granules.
That sour cola thing lingers on the finish.
All the sour talk I'm sure suggests this is a bit harsh and unbalanced - and I can't really say it's not, but it's pretty good. For $12, this is certainly acceptable and light years ahead of the more recent Nouveau.