I had tasted this previously and was blown away by nose & taste. This evening was hoping recreate the same feeling, but slightly disappointed. This is a wine which clearly need plenty of time decanted, I only got 1 Hrs of time. Still, the aromas, flavour and taste are phenomenal .... I like this one. From the tasting, plenty of pontential for the future !!!
This wine has evolved or aged somewhat since I last tried this nearly three years ago as evidence by the sediments forming at the bottom of the bottle. Nonetheless it still able to retain its big and intensely fruity core accented by a rich vanilla oak treatment and a spicy finish. I must say that the alcoholic component is rather pronounced at this juncture. Perhaps its still in the middle of its transitional stage? But in spite it all, its still a very enjoyable wine and a rather intriging vintage/version of the iconic Amon Ra that I have had the pleasure of trying.
Dark purplish black in color with aromatic fruity nose accented by a pleasant licorice essence. The palette is dominated by a strong fruity core comprised of mostly dark cherry and blueberries with a touch of spice and lovely oak treatment. Its beautiful and impeccably balance (smooth) despite its young age. This is a big, fruit-driven wine with amazing concentration, definitely a great effort on an off year. Reminiscent of the '04 vintage. A few more years of bottle aging should bring out its full potential. Will have to re-taste after 2 years.
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