Ripe black and blueberry fruit, modest bricking. Perfect silky mouthfeel, the finest satiny coating. Aged tobacco, more ripe blue fruit, very sweet finish, this is in perfect balance right now. Last bottle was six months ago and I thought it was perfect then; still in the heart of its window, I'd peg remaining bottles to drink within a year. Great wine, unfortunately continued price-hikes will likely have me steer away from this property when bargains can't be found.
Slight bricking on the edge, rich black and blue berry aromas. Medium+ in weight, great balance between dark fruit flavors, saddle and cedar. Still has perfect depth and richness for its age - in the heart of its drinking window, this is a real winner.
Appearance: Dark, opaque, Purple Red, Bright = 4 Bouquet: Wood, Berry Fruit, light raisin; mild vanilla, slight veg / herbal notes = 10 Taste = Medium body, Hot, sharp, mild fruit, berry fruit; medium finish = 11 Preference = More astringent than other vintages, tight and sharp, never really had the fruit of other vintages = 1 In line with other wines in the vintage, pretty good, but not a favorite.
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