Hanging with dontime and pdhall
Tasted October 9, 2012 by GalvezGuy with 268 views
Great to meet dontime and always good to see pdhall. In brief, it did not suck.
Flight 1 (5 notes)
1994 Shafer Merlot
Popped and poured. This is in its prime, deep rich nose of mocha, plums, tobacco, herbs. On the palate rich and full with black cherry, plum, dark chocolate, earth, leather, tobacco. Long finish with great grip. WOTN by a whisker over some pretty stiff competition.
1996 Heitz Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon Bella Oaks
Popped and poured. Drinking very well right now. Nose of rich dark berries, mint, leather, tobacco, earth. On the palate, berries, sour cherry, mint, tobacco, leather, spice. Finishes with nice grip. This is in a really good place right now and should hold there for a few years.
1999 Elio Grasso Barolo Riserva Rüncot
Wonderful nose of sour cherry, asphalt, rose petals, leather, and rich dark fuit. On the palate, rich, full, yet completely weightless with sour cherry, dark fruits, earth, leather, and tar. Finishes with substantial grip and balance. This was helped by food.
2000 Château Langoa Barton
Nice nose, tobacco, pencil shavings, red currant, plum, blackberry, cassis. On the palate, rich red fruit, tobacco, plum, berries. Finishes a little soft. I am wondering if there was some bad storage in the life of these. I will be drinking the rest of mine over the next two years.