Nice but way overrated . Still tannic but not much body, nice taste of prune but still astringent. Some length but nothing wow here! Totally not understanding why Robert Parker gave this such a high rating. For the price, one can do way, way better!
A Matter of Taste: London Edition (Saatchi Gallery, Chelsea): A ripe and herbal nose, complemented by a diverse spice palate and some fennel; intense and concentrated mouthfeel, with black cherries, plum and soy, rich and sort of Pomerol-esque, a bit of an outlier in this flight, but a rewarding one.
On Lot 10 wine dinner (On Lot 10): Popped and decanted for 3 hours, the wine pours an inky purple with very thick long legs. Almost like squid ink. On the nose, a pungent and powerful bouquet of cherries, raspberries, eucalyptus, leather, truffles and damp earth. Very unctuous structure with a mineral backbone. Big and broad, as you would expect from a Napa cab, with flavors of stewed red fruits, leather, mushrooms, peppers and thyme. A bit green on the palate for some reason. The majority of the tannins are integrated, though some minor rough edges still exist. Minimal acidity here, probably being dwarfed by the huge extraction. Long and complex finish, lasting almost a minute! What a crazy wine.
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