Saugeiles Teil! Fett, herb, Tanin, Holz, Süßholz, Leder, hier ist richtig viel drin und der Alkohol- und Merlotüberhang ist nicht dominant, wobei natürlich genau davon dieses fast schon einschleimend einnehmende Feeling herrührt. Toller Wein, kann sicher noch älter werden, macht heute aber Riesenspaß.
A real bresaola meatiness on the nose - this is definitely entering the secondary phase. Rich Merlot black liquorice fruit, the palate bursts with flavour, has fresh acidity and lovely oaky finish. In two minds whether to hurry up and finish the case, it is drinking very well now, is not a classical claret that gets better with age and could well turn soupy given several years - but you never know. On balance, since it is drinking so nicely, I think sooner rather than later might be best. 91
Merlot dominated Bordeaux that is at its peak. Pop and pour this was showing nice fruit with some medium acidity and smooth tannins on the finish. I paid around $23 for these about 5 years ago. Drink now or over the next few years.
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