Very sweet fruit, explosive nose, hedonistic. If I were to be extremely technical, the nose lacked the additional complexity that I got from the 50 La Tache and the 73 RC. However, it was big and 100 for sure in hedonistic scale.
Dinner at Bern's with Penn, Scott, Eliza, et al. This was out of magnum. Wow, what a gorgeous wine. So fresh. The color was remarkable, so clean and ruby red. This took about an hour to really show itself, but lots of exotic spices and raspberry notes shown through once it did. Remarkable.
First night in Mecca (Berns): From Mag. Incredible full pink color with clear red center. Lovely forward lithe spicy red cherry with nice underbrush notes. OMG, lovely round sweet lively red/black cherry - lush and almost thick! Incredibly youthful with a nice round tannic structure remaining on it's long finish. Spactacular right from the decanter, it held up well but lost a bit of its initial spring after 30-40 minutes in glass. My WOTN and one of the best burgs I've been lucky enough to taste.
Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews below. Learn more.