Pre-Auction Dinner (Morini): More opulent and juicy than expected. Touch overripe. Hints of rust and earth but mostly blackberry. Big and striking on the palate. Tannins still big. Hopefully this just isn't a great bottle, not at all what expected.
Good fill and cork. Off and brown-ish nose, blew off somewhat but not entirely with time. Hints of spice and fruit underneath. Palate performed better with quality fruit and fine acid finish but still displaying light oxidation. Not what one wants from this wine
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(Chateau Rayas Châteauneuf du Pape) A soft, forward fruity nose. Raspberry and vanilla notes. Lower in acids on the palate, nice alcohol, overall much more approachable than the other wines, but doesn't have their structure. Finishes well.
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