• jakob.krummenacher@gmail.com wrote: 87 points

    May 13, 2016 - It is definitely coming down from its peak. Drink now if you have any bottles. The wine needs to be decanted for 2 hours before one can appreciate it. It has herbal notes with a port like nose. Very herbal on the palate with little depth.

  • anonymoose12345 Does not like this wine: 70 points

    November 27, 2013 - One of the worst wines I've ever smelled. Almost couldn't get myself to taste it. And I wish I hadn't.

  • markellen.foodies@gmail.com wrote: flawed

    October 1, 2013 - Brown Bag Wine Dinner at Two Chefs - Double Blind (TWO CHEFS, MIAMI, FL): The wine looks Garnet colored. The legs are Fast. It smells like Phenolic, and Ethyl Acetate. The body is Medium. The wine has Coarse texture. The wine finishes Short. Alvaro's wine. This is obviously an OFF VINTAGE for this wine. Alvaro's prior experience and other CT notes reflect the VA. Surprisingly, I have the 2000 Vintage, one of which I drank 18 months ago and I gave it a 94, and noted it was my Wine of the Month.

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  • Greg Pierce wrote:

    May 11, 2012 - Terrible. Nail polish nose. Heavy, porty, raisiny palate without any of the good stuff that actual port provides. Yuck!

  • slmielke wrote: 84 points

    December 30, 2011 - This bottle did not do well with age. It was reminiscent of port, but without the lingering sweetness. Drinkable, but only marginally enjoyable.

  • Amerique wrote: 90 points

    October 17, 2009 - Inky color, full-bodied black cherry fruit, port-like, very hot, cough medicine like but drinkable, very eccentric, short finish

  • grapist wrote: 79 points

    June 18, 2009 - 5 of 8 people at the table called this undrinkable. Overextracted, overoaked, cough medicine. I don't think this was flawed, it just was far from our taste. My first taste of a B&H wine and I surely will not be a future purchaser. The color was fine, but after that it had no redeeming features whatsoever.

  • ptheimer wrote: 88 points

    March 24, 2008 - Too fruit forward, not enough finish, fruit bomb and still a bit hot, not impressive

  • keithgg wrote: 80 points

    March 2, 2007 - Even worse than the last bottle. So many duds from B and H. V.A, cheap perfume, foul taste. Hard to get past the nose.

  • drock25 wrote: 78 points

    January 6, 2007 - All alcohol on the nose. To much alcohol in this wine, resembled dessert wine or port. Lots of fruit, cough syrup. Not well structured, all alcohol, all fruit, all syrup in your face. Will not buy again. Finish also left something to be desired.