Probably the lightest of the Unicos today, not quite up to its previous showing, but so generous and elegant. Seemingly closer to its peak than the others, but no hurry. For its quality and price, probably the "value" vintage in this lineup.
Throwndown in Madtown; 8/27/2015-8/29/2015 (Madison, WI): Super nose, dirt, mint, mushroom, pie cherry, raspberry. On the palate, bright cherry, raspberry, kirsch, earth, hints of tobacco. Long finish with great grip. On many days this would have been the winner but today it is in the middle of a great pack of wines.
Integrated mint/menthol, mushroom, dirt, sweet soil, and some tart red fruit peaking through on the nose. Trust me, this smelled amazing. Very refreshing, killer entry and steely fresh the rest of the way. With air, the palate becomes richer, with more length and a fuller finish. Would be about a perfect wine if scoring the nose through mid palate. It doesn't have a lot to offer on the back end, but a legendary wine nonetheless. One to pop and pour, but still tough enough to evolve positively over a couple hours.
Chocolate, leather, brown sugar, savory sizzling meat, musky old spice aromatics with a touch of oxidation and volatility threaded through the nose giving an impression of balsamic vinegar too. Still very big-bodied and powerful, well-structured and alive if not a perfect bottle. Palate has sweet fruit, bittersweet chocolate, mint, balsamic, totally sensual and delicious.
Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews below. Learn more.