As previously, an almost ageless wine, I'm convinced I'll be enjoying these in 15 years with my grandson. A touch of reduction blew off quickly, leaving loads of primary fruit, sandalwood and violets. The big structure remains, a touch of heat shows through, but this lingers endlessly and sweetly on the palate, superb with a nice steak. A nice surprise from WineBid.
I tend to think of this as an austere wine, but served next to a 1992 Lynch Bages it was nearly flamboyant. The aromatics are everything I expect from Quilceda, bright and exploding with blueberry and violet. It was almost confected in contrast to the more austere Lynch-Bages, but as I spend time with it you realize that it is classic Quilceda. The palate is the classic tannin-hammer that I have come to expect over the past 15 years. Chewy, unrepenting and pure. This is some kick-you-in-the-teeth Cabernet that always makes me smile.
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