• Racer117 Likes this wine: 90 points

    May 8, 2020 - A good wine auction purchase.

    Still could drink well for a few more years. Modest nose of fruit and tobacco; med. to full body with flavors of blackberry, coffee, earth. Good acidity. Enjoy with or without food.

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  • nfurlong Likes this wine: 88 points

    February 22, 2020 - dark garnet hue; black cherry ganache and cigar box on the nose; well-integrated tannins, black fruit, forest floor. After a day of opening, definitely a pleasure to imbibe.

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  • bacchus wrote: 90 points

    August 31, 2019 - still working on drinking up dusties with longevity estimates prior to 2019. shared with pat at selkirk manor. celebrating the holiday weekend. we have enjoyed this wine since 2009, drinking a bottle every one or two years. it has been fun watching the wine develop and evolve over that period of time. had not enjoyed one of these since last tasted on 9/3/2017. at that time the wine was not fully mature but heavy sedimentation suggested that it might be reaching peak. presently, two years later, some bottle variation is evident in that the sedimentation is less abundant and the acidic spine suggests that the wine still has further to go. in addition, aeration via vigorous swirling in the glass was necessary to fully bring out the fruit components. the wine continues toshow bright cherry fruit but with an elegance as described by the pros. also taste a little coffee. firm structure. still coming together. this remains one of my favorite mid-level argentine malbecs. alas, this was the last of seven bottles so i will not have an opportunity to see how the wine presents in its final stage of development.

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  • victorpb wrote: 89 points

    February 10, 2018 - Decanted and drank from a 6 litre bottle, which still had plenty of life left. Opened up nicely over 6 hours with tones of ripe blackberries and plum.

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  • bacchus wrote: 90 points

    September 3, 2017 - shared with pat at selkirk manor. celebrating the holiday weekend. we have enjoyed this wine since 2009, drinking a bottle every one or two years. it has been fun watching the wine develop and evolve over that period of time. had not enjoyed one of these since last tasted 9/2016. the wine is still robust and continues to show well. notes similar to last time. bright cherry fruit but with an elegance as described by the pros. also taste a little coffee. nice structure. still coming together. heavy sedimentation in the last glass poured. this remains one of my favorite mid-level argentine malbecs. may have the last bottle in about six months since it seems to be peeking.

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  • bacchus wrote: 90 points

    September 16, 2016 - shared with pat at selkirk manor to celebrate the end of the work week. had not enjoyed one of these since last tasted 2/2015. the wine is still robust and continues to show well. notes similar to last time. bright cherry fruit but with an elegance as described by the pros. also taste a little coffee. nice structure. still coming together. the wine continues to show potential for further longevity. may try another one in about six months to see how it progresses.

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  • vinohnd Likes this wine: 92 points

    April 19, 2016 - Starting to show signs of age. Dark, almost brick. Layered, nuanced, gorgeous. Drink up

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  • InfernoBoss wrote: 89 points

    December 13, 2015 - Lovely dark color, berries and cherries comprise much of the taste, nicely blended after this amount of time, still showing some tannin, so it may age even a bit longer.

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  • Botte515 wrote: 87 points

    June 14, 2015 - Likely waited too long to drink this. Decanting wasnt enough to bring the best out of it. Just ok at this late stage.

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  • bacchus wrote: 90 points

    February 7, 2015 - shared with pat at selkirk manor to celebrate the end of the work week. had not enjoyed one of these for a while. came back to it as i was concerned about longevity lacking notes from others since the new year. the wine continues to show well. bright cherry fruit but with an elegance as described by the pros. also taste a little coffee. nice structure. still coming together. will wait six months before trying another one.

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