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Community Tasting Notes (33) Avg Score: 93.4 points

  • Made the mistake of having this is a smaller glass. However, could still pick up notes of cedar, sandalwood spices on the nose. Silky and sensual on the palate, this was also very fresh with weight/depth to match that of a very good Bord. Very nice!

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  • All Stars: Compared to Cos d'Estournel '90, this had more vegetal notes on the nose (boiled carrots typical of a CF). There was only 15% of Caberne Franc in the blend, but it was showing. On the nose there was also notes of old leather and initially some basement, but I don't think it was corked. High accidity, it also felt even more fragile or feminine than Cos.

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  • BYOB dinner with Jamie Pollack (Bourbon Steak): Once again, a great showing. Perfectly matured yet fresh Cab nose, lovely red fruits, mineral, also cassis, lead pencil, strong presence of iron which is different than the last bottle, a hint of ash and tar and flower. Medium concentration, silky palate, strong presence of iron/mineral, nicely integrated tannins and seamless long finish. This is drinking incredibly well. Other than a hint of tar, I would guess it as a perfectly mature classic cab if served blind. Lovely.

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  • Medium red with light edges. Very Bordeaux like nose, cedar, floor dust, coffee, black currant. Very complex nose. Delicious dark cherry and earth flavours and a nice soft finish. Even the finish seems more French then italian. It certainly seems resolved. A bit better then the 86 on this night.

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  • This bottle was given to me by a friend who had not stored it correctly. I always figured it would be a dead soldier. I have had it in my cellar for about 9 or 10 years. Fill is at the top shoulder. This is a gorgeous wine showing real class. Red fruits, lead pencil, silky on the palate. Acids and tannins are nicely balanced here. Long finish. A very pleasant surprise on Thanksgiving!

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