Dense, complex nose, lots of depth and concentration with notes of cherries, dark fruit, meat and spices. On the palate great grip, round but firm tannic frame, wonderfully pure fruit, lots of power, slightly saline, rich and very very long. My WOTN. Great potential. Excellent. 95-96+
Have been lucky enough to have tasted this in various vintages over the years and this was clearly the least impressive one-don't get me wrong, it's an excellent, even outstanding, wine and will certainly improve even further with longer storage. I just didn't find the first taste an overwhelming experience, and, well, I'm a little saddened by the fact that I've probably become very, very spoiled.
Saturday Tasting Group (Knightsbridge Wine Shop (Northbrook, IL)): Wine of the day for most everyone I believe. Super pungent funky earth aromas. Peppery, truffles, saturated fruit. Pretty flowers and sweet baking spices. Pretty nose all day long. Fantastically young palate with vibrancy and gorgeous luxurious plums, black cherries, charcoal and bacon fat. Fantastic. Thank you Kevin.
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