Not the best bottle of this we have had. Very weak compared to our others we have had. Light in color with a nice nose of cherry. But the wine was thin and flat. No body. Absolutely nothing going on. We did not decant and perhaps the wine needed time to gain some weight. We drank a 2008 Hundred acre The ark first and it kicked its butt. We were disappointed.
Popped and poured at Renaldo's in Palm beach ($550). We also had a 2005 & 2007 Lokoya Diamond mountain & a 2010 Opus One with us also. The Hundred Acre was spectacular right out of the gate. It was ruby in color, not thick, or inky. It had a very good nose and the flavors were simply amazing as it was completely balanced. No rough edges what so ever. There was so much going on. It was unbelievably smooth and so approachable right from the start. It did improve over the 40 minutes it took us to kill the bottle. I believe that this wine should be decanted for 1-2 hours max before consumed. WOTN for me and my wife.
Had at a work event. Left it open for an hour or so. Fresh blueberry and plum on the nose with hints of spice. Taste is very balanced but not as "big" as I thought it would be (not necessarily a bad thing). Some oak with a fair amount of fruit, the wine is very complex with a long finish. Overall a very nice wine. This wine still has plenty of legs to last years down the road.
It's good. It's not great, and the QPR stinks. The jet helicopter vintage was nothing more than a gimmick to sell a thin, wet seasons fruit. It managed to open up over the course of a couple hours, and certainly had the smoothness you would expect.
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