Open three hours. Some lightening on the edge - dark garnet. Aromas of camphor, black licorice, cassis and bay leaf. Saturating, caressing entry. This offers more melted black licorice, blackberry and a plus oak spice finish. Some blackberry tart refrains on the tail. This is outstanding and I don't see it going anywhere for a while. This is a well done '01. 93
At this point, I cant add much to Jeffs previous note...but this bottle was more brown at the edge than I expected and the palate consistently more aged, with a taint of greeness that slightly detracted from an otherwise great wine.
From a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc, this inky, dark wine opens with black licorice, coffee bean, jammy, black cherry liqueur, blueberry, earth and floral aromas. Powerful, packed and concentrated, the long, opulent, fleshy, jammy dark berry, filled finish is complicated by stone, licorice, chocolate and spice.
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