Harmonious and balanced wine. Spicy, licorice and smoke on the palate. Extracted and succulent, near maturity with sharp acidity and gentle tannins. Great aromatic intensity, with oak only a minor component. Profundity of flavor and depth, and awesomely enjoyable wine.
Wow, so much better than the 2002. This is what Clos Erasmus should be. Rich fruit, powerful in body, long finish. Its heady but hey, I guess I shouldn't complain. Hot on the finish too. Distracts from the length.
Gorgeous wine. A decade old and still a youthful dark red in color with a slightly lighter rim. Fragrant on the nose with plums, cranberries and violets. The palate is dense with added notes of stones, smoke and iron. Complexity to burn, with a detailed mineraly finish. The tannis are fine and silky but still quite evident. My only complaint is the alcohol, which is ever so slightly noted. Drinking great now but given the fruit and fine tannins, this should easily go for another decade. So much better than a bottle I had last year, which was surely off.
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