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Community Tasting Notes (17) Avg Score: 93.1 points

  • Dark red-purple. Dark fruits, vanilla and spice on the nose. Dark fruit with cassis , cherry, vanilla bean and blueberry. After being open for two hours it developed some semi- sweet chocolate notes that really boosted the complexity. Terrific finish. I would have personally liked a touch more acidity. Wonderful bottle. I did think that that the Colgin 2004 that we drank it against was just a bit better.

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  • Blueberries/raspberries, big vanilla oak on both nose & palate. Earth, stone, chalky tannin. Cali version of Graves? Blackberry liquor, becoming more floral, bordeaux esque. Loved it. Smitten.

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  • Inky with huge mouthfeel. Tons of black fruit and chocolate. Shared with friends at Balthazar in NYC - paired well with the steak although the wine is too heavy to drink more than a full pour or so. Enjoyable but at an extremely high price point.

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  • Served with Grilled Lamb and Porterhouse Steaks. Also drank alongside 1995 Ducru-Beaucaillou. Decanted both wines for only 30-45 minutes and wish that they had more time in the decanter prior to dinner. Both wines improved significantly with increasing time.
    The Pluribus was much more fruit forward. Agree with someone else's comment about a "cassis-bomb." It was nearly black in color and opaque. Extremely concentrated to the point that its consistency was almost syrupy. Nose was relatively restrained with cassis and blue fruits. Also a hint of vanilla and spice. Palate was explosive cassis, blackberry and blueberry with moderate oak and hints of vanilla. Overall this wine was "sweet" when compared to the Ducru-Beaucaillou. A velvety and weighty texture with a persistent finish (although a bit shorter than the bordeaux).
    The Pluribus was better drinking on its own whereas the Ducru-Beaucaillou paired much better with the grilled meats. Some of this difference could have been the 9 years difference in the vintages but I suspect that the differences are simply a result of the New World style versus Old World style. I know that many people clearly favor one style over the other….but for me, I like them both.

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  • Perhaps it was this praticular bottle, but I was not as wowed as I had expected to be. While there was ample scents of licorice, earth, dark berries and oak along with good concentration of ripe fruits, there was some dryness in the finish.

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