Deep violet with garnet edge. Cassis, coffee, cedar and earth. Rich, almost juicy mouthfeel. A little short. Very competent Bordeaux-style blend, but clearly suffers alongside the Mouton 82, which is an unfair comparison.
Luftet 1 time i karaffel. Duft av solbær, bjørnebær, mørk sjokolade, nytt lær og litt kvae. Smak av solbær, bjørnebær og mokkabønner. Deilig frukt og syre, med velproposjonerte tanniner. Silkemyk i munnen med lang smak. Velintegrert høy alkohol.
TN: Wines from Eastern Europe and Greece: This was easily the red WOTN garnering six first place votes among the red wines. It retails for $60, more than twice any other red, so it was nice to see it finish first. That said, I find no value here and for the money, there are lots of other wines I like better from other places in the world. This is a Bordeaux blend. Purple in color. Tight at first it opens to show an earthy yet fruit filled nose. Black raspberries mostly with some black licorice. Juicy on the palate, it has a bit of complexity and some tannins. Cassis and a bit of anise on the finish. A very good wine.
Austrian and Hungarian Wines (K&L Wines, San Francisco): Medium ruby but looks thick and glycerine. High toned and herbaceous. Sweet, concentrated cassis fruit, chocolate, prune and definite alcoholic heat. Large scaled wine with tannic finish. Overdone and internationally styled.
Nice intense cherry red. Left bank Bdx style nose, cassis, cedar, vanilla. Also some tobacco and black pepper. Medium full body with lots of dark fruits, chewy tannins and good acidity. Nice structure and balance. Medium long enjoyable finish. Very well made, but the magic is missing. Excellent wine nonetheless.
California vs. Europe (Bordeaux blends) BLIND TASTING: The nose had some poop to start with (more link skunk) but that blew off after 15-20 minutes swirling (wined was double decanted first) and show more dark brooding component. On the palate it showed a sweet fruity entry with some earth and dark fruits. Little tar and earth, quite vibrant and young. This was second favored of several tasters, and was mid-way in the lineup for me. Good wine. 90-91, it would be interesting to try this in a year or two. This is darker and richer than 2006 but at this point not as nicely integrated. Guessed Dominus.
Nice dark brick red colour and is it already a Brown touch in the colour? Nose of vanilla, oak and purple berries. Nice soft tannins and an elegant taste of red fruit and a touch of plums and vanilla. Rather long taste as well.