• Jeff Leve wrote: 94 points

    October 19, 2019 - Still on the oaky side, with a strong sense of espresso, you also find smoke, coffee bean, truffle, licorice and ripe, juicy black cherries and plum. Full-bodied, richly textured, polished and soft on the palate, the fruit tastes and feels great. But the oak influence at this stage is worrisome, as it needs to better integrate.

  • Burgnick wrote: 89 points

    September 11, 2019 - From a magnum. Decanted for 4 hours before serving. As a cos fan, I struggle to like this vintage. A bit monolithic and lacking charm especially for a generous vintage like 2000.

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  • beatles wrote: 95 points

    August 15, 2019 - What a sexy beast; full, rich smooth wit notes of cofee and chocolate, a real charmer but well structured and classic. Still young, but oh, very approachable.

  • SLMTcellar wrote: 93 points

    July 4, 2019 - Joan and Sandy 50th anniversary

  • fredshouse Likes this wine: 92 points

    June 14, 2019 - Very nice color and a lush nose of tobacco, leather and red fruit. Firm acidity and nicely balanced fruit on the palate at first, but giving way to a smooth and somewhat thin midsection. Medium long finish. A good wine, but not a great one.

  • vinhonotte Likes this wine: 91 points

    June 1, 2019 - Vintage Club - Bordeaux 2018 En-Primeur and Gala Dinner (Andaz Hotel): Straight-up grassy, mushroomy and twiggy, but does have a good amount of the sour cherry and plum at the back. The tannins are still largely there though. Has many years ahead, but I think it’s still too young now...

  • dnnk88 Likes this wine: 91 points

    June 1, 2019 - Drank from magnum: Aromas of black fruits, wet forest floor, with slight vegetal tertiaries. Tasted dark fruits, ripe plums and black pepper, with tobacco tertiaries. This still feels young and needs decanting. Moments of sour cherries broke up the taste evolution of the bottle tonight for me. A few more years should do this good.

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  • mchern02 wrote: 92 points

    May 31, 2019 - 2 hour decant

    Cassis, red currant, chocolate, and black fruit

    Tightly wound, medium to heavy body with semi-long fruity but dry finish and a few hard edges.

    Not a blockbuster and still young; don’t think this will be a great for me but will soften with time.

    Edit: this needs a 4-6 hour decant minimum for next bottle

  • joshabramson wrote: 91 points

    May 22, 2019 - Out of the bottle this still seems pretty young to me. Lots of sour cherry, form backbone. Well made wine but I can’t say I’m loving it at this moment. Will surely improve with time/air.

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  • drmarc61 wrote: 95 points

    April 15, 2019 - This wine is in a great drinking window! Well balanced and integrated after one hour of air.