A simple, everyday table wine with good structure and enjoyable attributes. A deep purple color and an earthy nose of forest floor, mushroom, licorice, and dark berries. The palate replicates the nose plus black pepper and some spice and caramel on finish. Solid structure with medium acidity and tannins and rounded medium-length finish. Very good overall.
Very nice. I think this wine settles in better with some air, definitely better the second day. It is smooth, with just enough fruit, and a subtle finish. Excellent value at this price point. Drinking well now and should continue for several more years.
This outstanding Bordeaux value wine is ready to drink with its lush textures coupled with its spice, licorice and smoky, ripe black cherry personality. From a blend of 39% Petit Verdot, 34% Merlot and 27% Cabernet Sauvignon.
I agree with the previous review notes, including "the dry, lingering finish." This wine pairs beautifully with food. (For me it was Stilton cheese followed by broiled steak.) I liked this wine enough to buy another two bottles which I will keep for a year or longer. Living in Washington, D.C. partially explains why I paid so much ($20.00) but it is worth it. The distinctive presence of petit verdot is also worth noting, adding dark violet color, stouter tannins and imparting concentrated fruit flavor on the palate.
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