April 11, 2020 - Very appealing nose. In the mouth ripe red and black fruits, spices, wood and some smoke (less than in other bottles/vintages). Well balanced and smooth middle part. But during the aftertaste the alcohol is present and the bitterness is a touch too dominant, preventing the 92-93 score I estimated in its youth.
March 27, 2020 - Drinking very well now but still plenty of life left
November 3, 2019 - Complex fruit, smoky, strawberry, berry yoghurt
October 27, 2016 - I had the opportunity to taste a bottle over a 3 day period, it only came completely open during the 3th day and there it showed a beautiful and complex nose and a fantastic acidity in the mouth, 93+
July 27, 2016 - 50/25/25 Petit Verdot/Cab/Cab Franc. Medium nose shows black plum, blackberry, green pepper, vegetal note, crushed violets. Palate shows dark layers, very tasty, fresh and modern style, nice for a New World drinker and very good value.
April 25, 2016 - for now a 91 score, but its a young wine so scored on potential : more structure than the 2008 vintage, which is logical : the vines are still young, so a couple of years more maturity add a lot of extra substance and minerals to it
January 31, 2016 - color: dark cherry red
nose : vegetal, peppers, ripe, licorice, tobacco, balsamic vinegar, reminds me off a classical Bordeaux nose
taste : power, prominent tannins that are still too young and thus slightly drying, graphite
score : 91-93 , but still too young , pure tasted on potential
kleur : donker kersenrood
neus : vegetaal, paprika, rijp, zoethout, tabak, balsamico, doet aan een bdx denken
smaak : power, prominente tannines die nog te jong zijn en daardoor iets droogtrekkend, grafiet, potlootpunt
score : 91-93, maar nu nog veel te jong, puur op potentieel geproefd