This one really surprised me and my guests. I Vinturi'ed this to a decanter then back to the bottle before popping it open 6 hours later. It was perfectly mature, had a great nose, and was remaniscent of a good CA cab blend at twice the price. I'll be looking for it and hope that other available vintages will have both the longevity and style of this nice wine.
Surprised by the fruit blend. Bright, somewhat light, not just another cabernet. Very young still, well integrated, elegant, the fruit is still pretty bright. It seemed to dance. I agree with most other notes here, and I would not be in a hurry to open this. It was a favorite of several tasters among other quality Bordeaux and California Merlot wines. Showing very well. In the 90's points-wise.
Decanted before dinner. I finished last night's 97 Lynch Bages first, while Ellen preferred the Fusion which she proclaimed better and richer. She used the Vinturi aerator on hers. I had some later unaerated. Showing more bouquet, depth and promise than 2 years ago. Still a baby, promises to be a long lived Bordeaux/Cali blend. Great value when we bought it is South Africa with the Rand at 11:1!
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