• Takeshi Likes this wine: 96 points

    December 28, 2021 - Coming out pretty dang good! I would hold another 5 years to let those tannins integrate with that juicy mineral structure. The tannins are still a mouthful right now. However it is a big decadent complex wine currently even with 3 hours of decanting. Massive oak and dark fruit on the nose. Big bold dark fruit, Rutherford dusk and silky smooth tannins, with an acidic mineralistic mouthfeel coating.

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  • ageverett Likes this wine: 98 points

    August 13, 2021 - Got about 2.5 hours of air under cork. Also opened a 2015 Greer.

    The Scarecrow was more plush, open knit and red fruited. Plenty of fruit and super smooth on the palate and the finish. Could drink this wine all day and with most any food (or none at all).

    The Greer came across with a little more purple fruit and more lithe on the body.

    These are both fantastic wines; really impressed that the Greer stood up so well to the Scarecrow.

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  • CMN wrote:

    August 7, 2021 - Purple fruit and vanilla on the nose. The palate follows the nose with dense purple fruits overlayed with vanilla. Surprisingly silky, with a slightly clipped finish. Hides it’s alcohol well. While this is clearly a classy, well made wine, it’s not a style that makes me want a second glass.

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  • Quiet Lion Likes this wine: 96 points

    July 28, 2021 - Decanted over cocktails. Dense and earthy on the palate and still young, like many 2015s. Silky but vivacious tannins make this accessible young and the fruit is just gorgeous. I would hold for a bit. 96+

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  • Santaliz wrote:

    July 15, 2021 - Drank over the summer of 2021, my favorite wine to celebrate with other great friends that are also wine guys like me.

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  • BROpus One wrote: 94 points

    July 14, 2021 - Drinking great now with a really long decant but should continue to get better and better.

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  • napasoutherner Likes this wine: 92 points

    May 27, 2021 - Too young to drink. Hold off for 3-5 years!!! Had against, 2006 Harlan, 1982 Pichon and 2003 LaTour and the Scarecrow didn't show too well. Too jammy that hadn't settled yet.

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  • Vineyard Boy Likes this wine: 100 points

    February 10, 2021 - Simply perfection. Incredible!

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  • Raflores86 Likes this wine: 99 points

    January 31, 2021 - This was my first Scarecrow bottle, so perhaps this is not a shock for everyone that has had many more, but this wine blew me away. Wow. Decanted for about an hour and the wine was singing from the very first sip. Beautiful bouquet full of dark fruit, raspberries, blueberries, baking spices notes together with hints of vanilla came swirling out of the glass. On the palate, the wine was full of juicy fruit, with more pronounced blackberries and blueberries, combined with some oakiness and vanilla flavors, with some earthiness and leathery aftertaste that lingered on forever and filled your mouth. This wine had the perfect balance of fruit, well integrated tannins already that had mellowed down quite a bit at this young age. The wine was easy to drink, with plenty of acidity that will allow it to continue aging beautifully. Needless to say, it only got better after every sip. Wish it never ended. Best part is that I shared the bottle with great friends and my fiancé, and they all loved it, too. 99+

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  • Geaux Tigers Likes this wine: 99 points

    October 10, 2020 - PnP and no need for air. No oak or tannins in the way. Holy Fu**. What a wine! This is the polar opposite of anything LSU will put on the field defensively.

    Had this at a restaurant so didn’t pay attention to notes, but this had no edges whatsoever, an outstanding finish, and screamed Rutherford all the way. This will blitz your palate and cover the receivers on the long finish. I had measured expectations and this blew them away, unlike Bo Pelini’s defense.

    My second thought was this was an ‘08/‘09. Completely fooled about the vintage. Go Scarecrow. Worth the entry price, not worth the admission price. Buy with confidence on the secondary market but don’t overpay.

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