From you're description, Marc, this sounds like a nasty wine.

"...reduced to its basic ... elements, vacates your nostrils before reaching a natural dissolve.... incredibly sour and biting, ... animal fur, ... gritty, tannic mouth feel... Kind of reduced and over the top in its persistence."
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