• Fine wine Lad wrote: 87 points

    April 10, 2021 - Drunk straight from the bottle without decanting.

    The wine is slightly hazy and looks deep ruby in colour.
    There is no sediment in the bottle.

    On the nose: Slight barnyard, caramelised/burnt plumbs and cherry. Smokiness at the end with slight apple and spice.

    On the palate: Burnt/caramelised fruit (Apple/plumb/cherry/raspberry). Overall not overly sweet becomes more savoury towards the end with Black pepper spice and tobacco notes.

    The body is medium/full.
    The wine has a smooth texture.
    The wine finishes medium.
    The wine has fresh smooth to flabby acidity
    The wine has medium level of round Tannin.

    Conclusion
    Past its best IMO. Lack the silky smoothness I was hoping for and expect with a aged Cab Sauv. Stayed consistent throughout the bottle but missing that depth of flavour.

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  • Bobexile Likes this wine: 90 points

    February 16, 2021 - Strangely this last bottle was in much better form than its predecessor. It didn't particuarly seem to fade between the first glass and the last. The wine certainly isn't improving at this point, however, so it still feels like a good time to drink up.

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  • Cheesybee Likes this wine: 90 points

    December 23, 2020 - Nice deep and dark in the glass. Nose - Rich blackcurrant funky fruitiness. Taste - smooth, mature, i felt slightly perfumed, distinctly cab sauvignon blackcurrant, with some raisin, mint acidity, long. I agree with others' comments about drinking up, it feels time.

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  • Bobexile Likes this wine: 90 points

    November 10, 2020 - Still good, but it feels like it's time to drink up now. The fruit started to fade fairly quickly after opening and had vanished altogether on day 2.

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  • kylebyron Likes this wine: 89 points

    October 12, 2020 - Outstanding. More funky than I would have assumed. Lots going on in a good way. Smooth. Really aged well. Too bad only one bottle.

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  • Lord Marc Likes this wine: 89 points

    April 19, 2020 - Holding well for a 2006, not sure I would wait much longer.

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  • Quaigs Likes this wine: 92 points

    January 12, 2019 - Decanted for an hour and paired with a rib-eye. Such an excellent wine that never disappoints. Nose is very funky in a good way, but hanvn't been able to describe what it is, very ripe fruit of some sort.Still craving it the day after.

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  • empire80 Likes this wine: 91 points

    December 30, 2018 - This is super stuff, like a slightly rough (in a nice way) mature left bank claret, but at a quarter of the price. Incredible VFM.

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  • henrygjeffreys Likes this wine:

    September 26, 2018 - Deep red colour fading at rim
    Very ripe nose, stewed fruit, pencil shavings, cedar
    Full body, thick texture and fruit, more stewed fruit, and some tannin. Long finish, walnuts and leather, spices, a little drying
    This is a little wild and a little clumsy but I really like it as it’s so fiercely individual. Like an argentine Musar or Tondonia. Big alcohol 15%

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  • Quaigs wrote: 93 points

    May 28, 2018 - Was amazing with a Tomahawk

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