Alban Vineyards Tasting 1993-2009 (Buzzini House): Definitly showing some age....still pretty dark and sweet berry, plum fruit...mellow tannin, orange acid...showing some mocha, mentol tobacco, beef broth, olive. Not dead at all....great wine to sip on.
Wineflock - Alban Intro/Retro (Home): Group #5, My #5 - Full red color. Medium/full nose of red cherry and raspberry with a hint of briar sweet. Full tight chewy blueberry/blackberry fruit on the palate with a tough firm frame. Olive on the finish.
I finally got around to having this, a gift from Matt Shields. What a treat! I was amazed, showed fantastic old syrah qualities, a little earth, a little fruit, a little olive, fantastic balance... Reminds me of a bottle of '84 Clape I had recently. I'm not sure how much longer this will hold, but it's great right now. Thanks Matt!
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