Great wine here. Throwing most of the pink grape character but still retaining a bit of bitternes in the finish. Still Youthfull and quite smoky/tarry. Love it but perhaps not entirely on par with Mike's best from JBV and Papa's Block. Drink or keep for five+ years easily.
Quite good. Dark, dense plum, blackberry, fennel seeds, meat and green herbs. The herbaceous elements keep this wine from plodding too heavily. Fotr me, this is less about the nose and more a beautiful mouthfeel and finish.
Ok last year I popped my 2007 and pronounced it good but wished I had cellared it longer. This year I popped the 08 again after 6 years in the cellar, yes it is still a babe. Big spice and bacon in the nose round fruit with good acid back bone and a long finish. The tannins are soft enough not to mar the mouthfeel and so why defer enjoyment. Great bottle.
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