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Community Tasting Notes (6) Avg Score: 90.5 points

  • Needs a major decant or a few more years on its side. The acid is still predominant at this point, and with air, the fruit shows still very much primary. For ~$60, this is a helluva deal and would be fun to try again 8-10 years from now.

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  • 24 hours after decanting, this was still tight and restrained. It took several more hours of pouring and tasting before it finally started opening up. Still some hefty tannins, with a core of sweet fruit, moderate acidity. Perhaps a few more years.

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  • Well, well, well! Four years of discipline since my last tasting, and I can finally notice the possibility of a powerful balance between fruit, tannin and acid. Tannins are still dominant, certainly not soft, but no longer harsh, and they provide a confident foundation. The fruit has not faded, and it competes quite well; the combination is very intense. Some interesting vanilla or caramel undercurrents. Dark ruby with edges turning brown more than orange. That describes well the flavors, also: dark cherry with vanilla and hints of tar. I think this is aging extremely well, but the strong tannins, good fruit and acidic edge suggest that another few years will be highly rewarded.

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  • Da magnum. Naso dal profilo molto classico, con arancia in evidenza e rosa più sfumata. Non mancano i tocchi balsamici della Bussia. Bocca ferocissima con un tannino fitto e pieno, e una bella spalla acida. Ancora decisamente indietro

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  • No detailed note. This struck me as very young. Still possesses astringent tannins and strong acid. Nice enough example, but not so outstanding that I would invest significantly in the cellaring that I think this still requires.

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