I was so very excited to try this. The QPR seemed to be amazing (>95 points and under $100). I would guess that the scoring might be more based on the promise than on the wine itself today. There were a lot of flavors and after drinking a more muted Proper this felt pretty intense. It was very berry flavored - both black and red. It felt like it could be a great wine, but I didn't feel like the flavors really had come together. We've got some more of this and I think we might sit on them for another five years before popping the next.
Tasting again after some time in bottle and this wine is really integrating. Beginning to show the elegance it had hinted at earlier. Definitely not a small wine, it isn't the burley beast WA cabs (And wine in general) can often be. A good choice for those who don't think balance equals low alcohol.
So young! Knew this was baby killing, but the bottle was handy, was having dinner with my Physicist buddy, and wanted to bring a nice bottle.
Awesome juice Billo and Pinto! Tight as heck for 90 min, started opening up to that lovely DuBrul fruit, was so well balanced. Gave a sample to the Morton's Somm who was quite impressed, waived corkage and came back for more.
Don't open with less than 2 hours air, probably better in 4-8 years or with a half day decant...
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