Decanted for 45 minutes. Riedel Cabernet glasses. I didn't want to drink at first, the Nose is that Killer! Cedar on the Nose. Gorgeous Nose! I just wanted to swirl all night & smile. Beautiful Finish! Unbelievable!! Mind Blowing. Perfect from start to finish. The Finish is Ridiculous. Cheers to Doug Shafer & Elias Fernandez! 99 Points. The OKC Kid
Not as thick or syrupy as the 2007. A touch thinner and still very very young. This wine should be a show stopper in 5+ years. Still needs time to mature. I thought it tasted like a 2011. Didn't seem to age much since bottled. Very good but no where close to the 2007.
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(Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select) Saturated, very dark ruby color; ripe black currant, black cherry syrup nose; tasty, rich, ripe black currant, black cherry syrup, violets palate; could use 2 years; long finish (15.4% alcohol; 32 months in 100% new 60-gallon French oak) 93+ points
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