July 24, 2022 - Still exellent!
July 24, 2022 - No decanting this time - just opened it for 30 minutes. Nose and palate very classical/traditional- this continues to mature nice and slowly
July 6, 2022 - Better with a couple hours of air as the oak fades into tomato and cherry.
July 6, 2022 - Surprised to find that this is ready now. Lighter body than anticipated. Oak is integrating but still prominent. Fruit is ripe and fresh. I’m sure this has years to go but its so much more advanced than my last bottle from 75cl.
July 3, 2022 - Lette røde frukter på nese, kirsebær og hint av anis, noe sødme, neste som sevje fra selje som også gir dybde
Elegant vin, Lette røde frukter, lyse syrlige kirsebær, ettersmak av litt toastet eik. Litt bjørnebær med nok luft
Trenge mye luft - gjerne 8 timer i karaffel, ellers er den litt enkel, men mye mer fylde med luft!
89-90 uten luft, 92-93 med luft!
June 26, 2022 - I did not keep contemporaneous tasting notes, but this was excellent. More full bodied but well balanced. Classic Rioja profile with red fruits, leather, earth and telltale dill from the American oak. Compares favorably to a Gran Reserva 904. Just entering its ideal drinking window with more improvement ahead. Drink now -2040.
June 25, 2022 - Encore une fois, le boisé est omniprésent en
ce moment, pas mal trop pour moi.
Prunes confites et mures avec un peu de poivre,
profile animal et un brin rustique.
Tannins serrés et finale longue, asséchante et avec
une peu de chauffe.
Jeune certes, va t'il se replacer...éventuellement, possiblement!
June 17, 2022 - Great nose, invoking toast and butter with vanilla and jammy notes from the oak. Ripe, almost sweet red strawberry and cherry. Palate toasty oak - toast and butter - with ripe red fruit,. Lots of layers of fruit, oaky tertiary notes, spices and a touch of earthiness.
June 17, 2022 - Had this with steak. Initially the attack is mostly on barrel treatment but after 1 hour the fruit comes out. Mostly blackberry and raspberries and the finale is mostly on sandlewood and spices. Terrific focus and length …. Seemed still young more upside
June 15, 2022 - Very pleasant. Great nose and fruit that fades quite quickly. Surprised it can go through 2060. Save a bottle to celebrate my 100th.