This was an enjoyable wine but the oak was evident and the fruit was either already fading or the wine has shut down some. This is my first experience with this bottle - will the wine re-open or is this one already fading (much earlier than I expected)?
We tasted the 2010 WS 95 / #3 of 2013 side by side with the 2008 WS 93. Both of them scored 93, but for different reasons. Both were very enjoyable with our parchment salmon dinner, yet the 2008 won consensus for best of the two. The 2010 had a smoother finish out of the bottle, and definitely lives up the the WS description of deft. But the 2008 kept getting better and was the favored choice by the end of the evening. Can't go wrong with either, but, at least right now, I would choose the 2008 over the 2010 – for taste and value. 2008 Score = [ 50 + 5 + 13 + 18 + 7 ] = 93 2010 Score = [ 50 + 5 + 14 + 16 + 8 ] = 93
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