Heavily perfumed and intoxicating nose! This wine got better and better over the years. Sadly this was my last bottle. And it was the best. Complex, integrated and perfectly fitting the Spaghetti Puttanesca I enjoyed at home while watching Bayern against Port CL game.
Considering the brown edges I don't this this wine will evolve further. Drink until 2016.
Delicious. Powerful nose of black cherry, anise, rose petal, freshly turned earth, and cool minerality. The palate is lovely, elegant, but still has some tannin that kicks in. The red berry, floral, and anise notes are in full effect. The finish is good. Certainly seems to have structure and flavor to continue to evolve for several years. Definitely good now, I suspect will be better in another 2-3 years.
This is great wine. This vintage shows as there is plenty of tannin, some darker fruit, alongside red berry and lots of savory, meaty, smoky tones. There is also some forest floor and floral hints. This is the type of wine I could smell all night. The palate shows pretty robust tannins still, but they are integrating and with food and air meld well. The finish is a touch tannic currently. I think this has a good 6-10 years of continued development ahead. It drinks well now with aeration and food, but should continue to improve.
The second bottle I've had in the last three months. Black cherry, brown sugar, violets, fresh turned earth, and tobacco on the nose—perfumed, rich, alluring. Sadly, the palate doesn't live up to the nose: thin on the tip of the tongue, with acid popping out on the middle, and not in the most pleasant way. Somewhat drying on the finish. Not in the same league as the last bottle, which was excellent in every way. Maybe not the best bottle, maybe on a downward slope. Rated 0 on a scale of -1 to 3.
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