Fabulous wine! Was not sure at first, the nose was complete alcohol and this clocks in at 14.7%. This wine turned out to be beautiful and easily the WOTN. Load of blackberries, raspberries and cassis. Surprisingly very fruit forward for an older wine. Most wines this age begin to show signs of tiring. Everyone commented on how fresh and wonderful this wine was for our holiday party. This is a great extracted style of winemaking that gives me hope for some of the fruit bombs of Napa will age gracefully. Very pleased with this wine.
Vibrant Dark purple-violet color. Fragrant blackberry nose. Lovely mixture of blackberries and raspberries, black currant, and some black pepper. Cherries become more dominant as it opens up to the point that it almost resembles a really excellent burgundy.
At Mario and Maryanne's end of Summer wine party. Drank this after a Radio Coteau Savoy Pinot and before a Clio - good contrast in styles and all great wines.
Opened and decanted about 90 minutes before leaving, poured back into the bottle. Was open about 2 1/2 hours before we drank which I think it needs to really unwind. Would not drink this wine without a healthy decant.
Color was deep red/purple, not showing any age, edges red. Nose was rich dark fruits, cherry, currants, plum, graphite. Palate the same, with cassis, chocolate. Finish is fantastic, 30 seconds
Not heavy but a rich and full wine, manages to be a big fruit forward wine with good structure. Classic To-Kalon...Drinking very well now, but still youthful. Will be interesting to see how this does over next decade
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