Deep garnet color, lovely nose of ripe blackberry, currants and baking spices. Fully resolved tannins, medium acidity, medium body, long finish. Really showing very, very well at 17. Had this alongside a 20 year old Pauillac, this was so much more vibrant both with food and on its own.
Served at our 50th Wedding Anniversary dinner party. No one would guess this is a Merlot. The 5% Cab Sauvignon infusion gives this blockbuster Merlot complexity and a touch of elegance. Absolutely palate enveloping with flavors of cherries jubilee, chocolate covered cherries and cedary kirsch.
Bright ruby color in the glass. Light bouquet of Blackberry, Cherry, and toast. Medium body with smooth, well integrated tannins and a 40 second finish. This was so vibrant, I would not have placed this as a 16 year old Cali merlot.
PNP. Color dark garnet. Nose w dense oak - cedar and spice. Swishing shows dense oak tannin and finish is mostly oak with some stem/skin tannin peeking through. Sipping allows the fruit to show but there is still considerable oak influence. I guess I didn't read my previous note before I pulled this one. Great with steaks, still pretty youthful but not sure that this is my bag anymore. Nonetheless will wait 3-5 before drinking another.
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