September 29, 2018 - Bought 6b for 12/b from Last Bottle three years ago; this is the first bottle of the batch. No decant. Rich, dark color; modest Rhone nose, subdued body with good mouthfeel. Decided to save half and try again later; that became 48 hours. More fragrant, peppery with red fruits; bigger body with some barnyard and mature red fruit; good finish. More regional character after some micro-ox, delicious. Stored horizontally in a cool, dark basement since purchase. My evaluation: I've stopped giving scores on a "100-point scale" as I've become less convinced that they can be meaningful to others. I use a 4-category scale (perhaps with +/-)--not including flawed--which runs outstanding/notable/drinkable/poor. I considered this notable+ when considering quality, age, and price--and the extra time after initial opening.
February 5, 2018 - It is amazing what two years more in a bottle does to a wine. I have to agree with the previous reviews. It had a metallic and chemical taste. Now all that is gone. I decanted for an hour has the perfect acidity and plenty of tannins. No alcohol in the bouquet. Plenty of cherries and curry. It is ready to drink. Probably will be ok for another year.
June 2, 2016 - Funk in the beginning, odd spice like flavors at the end, and not much in between. Expect much better from Blicker Pierce Wagner.
May 22, 2016 - Have to agree with the previous reviews; had a mineral taste to it. It's almost intolerable.
April 5, 2016 - Deep flavor with mineral finish the first night. Sour cherry second night.
March 10, 2016 - Just horrible of a wine. Lots petro and other chemicals on the nose. In the mouth it's dry with spicies up front followed by hot alcohol and a chemically finish.
January 5, 2016 - Last Bottle.com $12.00 very solid indeed, especially with food. Will buy again.