• Geaux Tigers wrote: 92 points

    December 26, 2020 - Gorgeous nose on open. First sip at 2.5 hrs. Christmas cake, Asian spice, drank fruited, cigar tobacco. An interesting raisin cake note without being pruny. Somewhat short finish. Tannins receded, not a lot of acid, but on overly distracting sweetness note (artificial sweetener) seemingly from the oak that is holding back everything else. 92 pts and yes we found this disappointing too. Bottle variation maybe?

  • jcampano Likes this wine: 99 points

    September 5, 2020 - Love this wine. Will look to buy more. See previous tasting notes.

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  • jcampano Likes this wine: 98 points

    August 12, 2020 - Decanted for 3 hours. Dark garnet colored with floral aromas with plum, black cherry, blueberry and crushed rocks. Balanced and layered with mocha and licorice. Silky mouthfeel with grippy tannins that took it through a 30-second finish.

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  • WizardNeedsFood Likes this wine: 99 points

    October 20, 2019 - Simply outstanding. Three hour decant. Great depth of flavor, rich mouthfeel, long finish. Very drinkable now.

  • jcampano Likes this wine: 99 points

    September 13, 2019 - For my palate, the 2013 Ark is as close to perfection as a wine can be! Decanted for 2 hours. Floral aromas followed by flavors of black cherry, plum, blackberry and mocha. Full-bodied beast with a softness that made drinking the wine a pleasure for my palate and mouth with a 30-second finish! Drink now or in 5-10 years and you will not be disappointed!

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  • dharrison93 Likes this wine: 100 points

    July 30, 2019 - Extraordinary. drank with friends at a French restaurant after a splash decant. Fully mature deep ruby with zero sediment.
    Beguiling nose of date, black cherry and spice. The fruit here is dynamic, dazzling and ethereal magical.
    Sweet spot at the moment but a decade of life before fruit begins to fade.
    No rush to drink up but if you enjoy dynamic fresh fruit this is your time.
    If a date, this was a 30 year old Harvard PhD who thrills by test driving exotic lingerie for you.

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  • buckeye76 Likes this wine: 95 points

    November 30, 2018 - Blackberries, black currants, chocolate, and licorice in the nose with hints of earthiness. Blackberries, black cherries, plums, licorice, and a touch of spice in the flavor. Full bodied, nice complexity, and a long finish.

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  • perry.tam Likes this wine: 100 points

    November 7, 2018 - Luscious, full of powerful fruit, can't resist to have sip after sip.

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  • bjamesclark wrote: 98 points

    May 27, 2018 - Dense, rich, opulent and flat out stunning. Super-fine tannins, balanced acidity, velvety texture and even at 15.5% the alcohol is well integrated.
    This wine is extremely long on the palate delivering flavors of blackberry compote, fig, blueberries, cassis and plum with notes of sweet tobacco, herbs, suede, mocha, toast and vanilla bean. The plush finish is long and decadent.
    Though this drinks amazingly well now, this wine will cellar well.

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  • sinebubble wrote:

    March 16, 2018 - Decanted 4 hours. Smooth, velvety and very fruity. Maybe a little green on the nose. A little hot but so lush that it’s easily masked. A beautiful wine. Christopher Robin would feel at home!

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