Much like another bottle from last year, this has lots of very ripe black fruit with some liqueur hints. Good density, but I think the ripeness isn't quite as exciting vs when it was fresh and more vibrant closer to release.
Ripe plum, black cherry aromas with black pepper and anise. Similar fruit on palate, just as ripe, slightly mature and evolved. Good concentration, reasonably balanced, just a bit of heat protruding at the very end.
I HAVE BEEN DRINKING THIS WINE EMIGRE 2002 FROM BAROSSA VALLEY, AUSTRALIA FOR THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS. IT IS GETTING BETTER YEAR AFTER YEAR. IT IS DENSE, BALANCED WITH RED BERRIES TASTE WITH TANNIN IN HARMONY. DESERVE A SOLID 93.
IT WORKED WELL AS APERIVITIVE WITH BLUE CHEESE AND WITH GRILLED MEAT FOR DINNER. I WISH TO HAVE MORE THAN TWO BOTTLES REMAINNING..
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Have a great holiday weekend - below are some truly eye-popping prices - all with perfect provenance! Even if you don’t like some of these, I’m sure you know someone that does (or an occasion where they would be appropriate):
2003 Colonial Estate Exile STRICT LIMIT 2/person
2002 Colonial Estate Emigre STRICT LIMIT 2/person
2005 Heartland “Stickleback” (Blanc) STRICT LIMIT 6/person Semillon, Chardonnay and Verdelho - you get a lot here for this great price.
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Jon Rimmerman Garagiste Seattle, WA
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