Loads of fruit – think blueberry and cherries – vanilla, with a very nice minerality on the finish. Went toe-to-toe with an '01 Monbousquet, losing only to the velvety smoothness of the St Emilion. I think this has plenty of room to improve over two or three years, possibly 93-94.
More elegant and balanced than I was expecting, this is in a very good place now, but for my palate, not sure it's getting better from here. A pop N pour that showed well across two hours, with supple red and blue fruits on the palate. Meaty, and even a little gamey, with a gentle sprinkling of black pepper and soil. A pleasure to drink and was like something of a magnet to the pancetta in my creamy pasta dish. recommended
Crimson in color. 13.7% ABV. Red fruits, leather and anise on the nose. Liquid velvet. Cherries, currants, cassis and molten chocolate cake on the palate. Caressing, silky tannins on a classic finish. Great wine that could go another 3-5 years in the cellar.
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(Grand RÍve Collaboration Series IV Red Wine Ciel du Cheval Vineyard Red Mountain) Lots of cherry cola, Red Vines, and licorice on an aromatic nose. Rich and powerful on the taste with opulent amounts of fruit and velvety tannins. 75% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc. Aged in French (60%) and American (40%) oak. 13.7% alcohol. 198 cases produced. Caryoln Lakewold (Donedei) winemaker.
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