Community Tasting Notes (57) Avg Score: 88 points

  • A very nice surprise. Still quite dark with lighter rim. On the nose some roasted dark fruit, smoke and hint of animals, after it opens up (0.5-1) also some floral component. On the palate this is clearly aged, but well integrated mix of dark fruits, smoke, spicy mid-palate, good acidity and some coffee with remaining tannins on the finish. It is quite amazing that this bottling can hold and evolve in a positive direction for almost a decade. This was the tastiest after an hour in the glass, so it can likely go for another year or two. 88-89

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  • Beautiful dark red with thinness at the edge. Nose of mulled blackberries. Mixture of red and black berries that is hard to separate. Also present are chocolate and....cola? This wine is somewhat complex and has several pronounced flavors that I recognize but can't find the words for. Almost chalky mouth-feel. The body is a bit thin. This wine has clearly plateaued, but I don't see any signs of degrading. Very well done.

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  • medium red; nose of vanilla and almonds; elegant on the palate with some spices; nice finish; most likely on its peak now.

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  • Holding fine, smooth, full, not funky, dark plum fruit. Pleasant.

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  • Even though this bottle was "beyond it's prine" it was still very drinkable. No tannins,smooth. Should be good for the rest of the year if cellared correctly.

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