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Community Tasting Notes (98) Avg Score: 90.2 points

  • Drank last in an impressive lineup of cabs -- palate was probably tired and not fair to this wine. Struck by the minerality, tobacco and "twigginess" of the wine - especially on the long finish. Fruit was deep but dry and second fiddle to the structure and complexity. Some eucalyptus or mint notes detected. Interesting...

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  • From magnum. Decanted an hour and improved over that time in air. About 5 years left in this if you have a magnum, a 750 ml bottle, i am afraid, may be a little tired. Solid wine with a nice finish. Good not great or earth shaking by any means.

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  • Enthusiastic after opening a ten-year-old Almaviva, which was drinking great, I decided to follow up with this. Good choice. This 12-year-old seems to be at almost the exact same stage as the '04 Almaviva: no bricking, young(ish) looking in the glass, with classic Chilean aromatics, cherry, earth, and some savory sage/eucalyptus notes, too. In the mouth, it's integrating but still has plenty of juicy red fruit supported by an integrated tannic structure, with secondary tobacco and currant/herbal notes. Nice long finish. Just a step behind the Almaviva. This is my last (or only?) 2002, but it makes me excited to hold onto my allegedly "greater" more recent vintages for a few years.

    These are ageworthy wines. Could probably make it to the 20th birthday, but I'd drink 'em up whenever now.

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  • Deep iodine fruit and forest black cherries of lasting excitement. Memorable personality and beautifully balanced.

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  • Really nice cassis and dark fruit notes, along with some pepper and tobacco. The 4% cab franc rounds it out nicely. Tannins are mostly integrated, and you can finally pop and pour this wine, but the last glass was better the next day.

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