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Community Tasting Notes (19) Avg Score: 92.7 points

  • This is fading and bricking around the edges but still has a deep core. The nose is lovel, probably more secondary than fruit now, but still very seductive. The palate is fully resolved, there's more fruit here but with plenty of tobacco and leather to go with it, there's a fine cut of acidity which could be a little stronger. The finish is medium length and just a little drying. I don't think it's likely to improve from here on, but could hold for a while if you wanted.

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  • sumptuous blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (85%), Cabernet Franc (10%) and Sangiovese. Pure velvet at the palate with armonic hints of black ripe plums, sweet liquorice, grass tobacco, earth and leather. Smoothed tannins leave their way to a juicy rich nectar. Elegant and classy. Probably at its apogee a couple of years ago but still near its top. Medium-to-long finish with slightly bitter aftertaste. Note that starting from 2001 the Paleo is 100% made of Cabernet Franc

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  • Went up against a 1998 Seavey Cabernet and the Paleo won hands down. Didn't take detailed notes, but out of nine aged wines from the US, France and Italy, this was the wine of the night.

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  • Perfect bottle.
    Amazing nose (see previous TN’s for details).
    Gave this a long decant, and indeed very Bordeaux like.
    Very special herbal notes on the nose.
    A really fine wine!

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  • Deep ruby, not showing its 15 years. Super intense nose not overripe of dark fruits - blackberry, plum, blackcurrant - and red fruit - mainly cherry, rhubarb, carob. Herbal - cutted grass, green pepper, tobacco. Spiced - cloves, mocha. Some balsamic note. At palate the intensity corresponds to a great structure, with tannins very finelyintegrated after the aging, prominent acidity, and a huge polyalcoholic load to balance it. Harmonic wine. Long finish. Great wine from a super vintage. At peak now.

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