• Zweder wrote: 88 points

    February 15, 2016 - Weekly tasting group #204; A fully blind test. (@ DJ): The bouquet shows dark forest fruits, sweet spices , menthol and rustic impressions. Same impressions on the palate, vanilla mild acidity and tannin. Mature and supple and no real hurry. Nice wine.

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  • 907grapenut wrote: 87 points

    October 21, 2013 - Seems like it is at or just past prime

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  • G_H Likes this wine: 92 points

    April 10, 2013 - I had this a couple of time when we were at Singita and it was clearly the winner. First time when back home.

    Minerals, red and blue berries, intense and interesting. Truly a biodynamic vintner and clearly an outstanding wine. Pleased to have bought a case. This resembles a CdP, which is surprising given that its nature would lend itself more resemblance to Hermitage. Anyway, this was great!

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  • EhrlichDY wrote: 89 points

    January 7, 2013 - Tannins still present so you can hold these for a bit longer. Medium bodied and elegant mouth feel. Blossomed with a few hours of air. Meaty and savory tasting without predominant fruit.

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  • GoBlue2002 wrote: 89 points

    October 28, 2012 - Typical dark purple syrah color with aromas of dried dark fruit, prune, spice, and leather. The flavors are much the same, but not as powerful as I had hoped. Tannins are present and a tad young, but this wine is still quite drinkable now. The finish is moderately short with a touch of complexity. However, the wine paired amazingly well with a grass-fed beef meatloaf.

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  • Hawkeyes99 wrote: 91 points

    September 7, 2012 - Great value buy. Enjoyed this wine a lot. Will certainly buy more in the future. A sold oak spine supported by bramble and pepper.

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  • lagrein wrote: 88 points

    August 15, 2012 - This time, the Rhone blend showed its potential: powerfull, peppery and mouthfull of beautiful berries.

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  • Pluecht wrote: 90 points

    July 13, 2012 - No change from last rating. Enjoyed the wine, needs a solid hour decanted to open up.

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  • jingram Likes this wine: 92 points

    May 19, 2012 - Decanted for an hour - bright ruby red - Very lush with juicy acidity, blackberry, raspberry, Chinese five spice and smokey element. There are also some floral and herbal notes. Super wine that if I tasted it blind would think this is a Rhone wine. Nice round medium plus finish. Great QPR if you see it definitely pick it up.

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  • Hawkeyes99 wrote: 92 points

    April 29, 2012 - This needed about an hour to open up but when it did, it was excellent. Gripping tannins that soften into pepper and plum. Good stuff.

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