91 Points

Sunday, March 19, 2006 - This wine continues to just blow me away. Ten years old, and it’s just rich, thick and creamy. Button notes with lemon zest and citrus in mouth mixed with smoke . A candy like finish. This is big and opposite of what you would want from a white burgundy, but such a nice balance of flavors. Best within the first hour and a half. I recall a conversation with Doug Shafer many years ago, he was surprised how well the Red Shoulder has done over the years, this is clearly testament to how well it can get. At it’s peak.
Day 2: Leaner with the fruit elements in teh background but the butterscoth in teh foreground. It's possible that he candy like elemnts have grown in intensive, or just missing the fruit component, take front row. Not nearly as good and balanced as on the first day, but one of the rare bottels of wine that remains interesting and good on day 2.

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