Also purchased on release. I feel like this suffered since it came after the RC. It was surprisingly young and I wasn't the only one at the table who thought so. It was definitely much younger than the RC. The nose was a little more muted but I got dried cranberries, mushrooms, tart berries, and tea. The wine still had a lot of tension and if you have a well-stored bottle, it isn't time for this beautiful wine. The palate had the tension I mentioned but the fruit was pleasant. It had many of the nice aged burg characteristics of the RC but was more subtle. I loved it but it didn't permeate the room like the RC or really move me. Amazing nonetheless. ****1/2
Hans Kruger Classic (Suite 100): You've got to be kidding!! First of all, this thing showed so exotic, it's the most intriguing wine, the most interesting wine I've ever had. I can't believe how fresh the fruit is. Cranberry, dried raspberry, amazing. Very floral too. Warm, toasted spices, tons of minerality. The acidity is very fresh. Overall, maybe not as complex as some of the other Burgs tasted tonight, but so complete. This is the way to end an amazing tasting.
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