Not much to add from March note; outstanding. Like a great Napa cab but with a touch of green pepper this time, last time I said menthol, but it works somehow. Just a slightly different savory note to add to the fruit.
Monthly tasting club "The Tasting Club" 2016-?; South America (@ RvD): In the bouquet dark berries and cherries, vanilla and sweet spices. On the palate vanilla, ripe dark fruits, sweet licorice, some chocolate, cinnamon, good acidity and round tannin with still a firm bite. Great concentration and length. Waiting until 2020 will not be any problem, on the contrary; the wine might improve and show more finesse. 91 - 92
This wine has completed its evolution into a terrific experience. Not 100% sure it is through improving, but it is wonderful if you let it open up for an hour or two. Big and rich with dark fruits and a nice subtle oakiness but maybe a touch of menthol differentiating it from a high end Napa Cab. I don't have much Carmenere experience but I wish I had more than one of these left.
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