March 19, 2021 - Nice mature bottle, drink, but don't hurry.
February 12, 2021 - Fully mature, but lovely. Very similar to my note from February 2020. Drink up!
October 7, 2020 - Past peak. Open now or use in cooking.
February 17, 2020 - A slight fade to my last tasting note only because the fruit has started to fade. However, the tannin has turned much softer and almost silky vs how it has been in the past. The fruit is red, there are some secondary notes, but not as pronounced as the last time I had it. Bottom line... this is fully mature. Drink up! I don’t expect it to get better in the cellar.
July 27, 2019 - fully mature. Strong cherry fruit, lots of earth and mushrooms on the palate, well integrated and smooth tannin, medium finish
October 28, 2018 - Tried right after pouring in the decanter and it was good to go. Opens quickly, tannins resolved and drinking quite nicely now. The fruit is not hard or green as often encountered in 04 Bordeaux, particularly when young. Better than expected, time has indeed paid off with this one.
August 18, 2018 - Been watching this evolve since 2015. Finally, it is coming around and maturing nicely. Tannins, while still grainy, have mellowed out. Tertiary notes very present with asphalt, charcoal, tobacco, and licorice. Still has a very good core of black fruit and plums in the center. This has improved with age.
July 9, 2017 - Sunday Group: Mini-Horizontals- Mondavi, Dominus & Chappellet (Mike's): Dark color. Aromas of dark fruit, incense and plum with grapey overtones. Dark fruit and plum flavors with a shortish finish.
March 14, 2017 - Still tart, tannic & minty. Pleasant enough aromatics but this could easily go another 5 years in the Eurocave.
February 12, 2016 - Better than the last time... Full, round, almost mature with coffee grounds, espresso roast, chocolate, eucalyptus, red and blue berries, with a tart, tannic finish.