Nothing too outrageous here, but this is a nice wine for the price. A bit reserved on the nose and not all that complex. Probably will get a bit better with a few more years of age. But no need to lay this down for the long haul.
Tight, needs effort to bring up the earthy, smoke filled perfume, with its coffee bean and blackberry notes. Soft, and polished, there is a dryness in the finish that stops the wine from scoring higher.
Bordeaux 2011 from bottle (Park Hyatt Hotel, Washington D.C.): What's going on here? The nose offers much promise of red and black fruit and you may think that this wine would have some freshness. The attack is decent and the mid palate of medium plus body. But it ends up being an over extracted mess, with far too much drying on the finish. I could be wrong here, but my experience tasting it in Washington D.C. was not too positive - certainly worse than the from barrel tasting in 2012... Score higher if you like the style.
92+ +1h Von Anfang an Brombeeren,schwarze Johannisbeeren,Lakritze,Vanille eine geniale Süsse,samtig,Gerbstoffe,Holzeinsatz erstaunlich gesittet. Sehr fleischig,präzis,dicht,vollmundig +4h Wird noch dunkler aber natürlich auch prägender auch trocknender. Eher konzentriert.Eigentlich passt die Farbe,extremes Dunkelrot mit schwarzem Kern. +24h Wird recht austrocknend,Gerbstoffe kommen mehr zum Tragen. In dieser Phase nicht mehr leicht zu trinken.
This wine blends equal portions Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot and was aged in 100% new oak. Coffee, licorice, blackberry and tobacco smoke make up the perfume. This medium-bodied wine has some dryness in the finish and ends with black cherry, spice and raspberry. 90-92 Pts