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Community Tasting Notes (70) Avg Score: 91.1 points

  • Dark core with onion skin rim.
    On the nose, tertiary aromas of mushroom and decayed leaves are at the forefront, then evolve into Cantonese style sausage (腊肠)/hung meat and chasu flavour, so meaty and delicious. There is also a touch of mint and leaf. Finally, the dark fruit of black currant, black cherry and plum starts to shine.
    On the palate, very concentrated dark fruit and spices to start with. Tannins are still structural but smooth and fine. Still fleshy and yummy with finish of dark chocolate. The only thing is that I feel it’s a little hollow in the mid palate (due to 100% cabs?), not so sure about it.
    Overall, it’s a beautiful and vibrant wine given its age. It can still cellar for a few years.

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  • Funky from the cork pull but easy into itself. Evergreen and old can but still all there.

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  • Excellent, superb wines.
    colour: deep black berry
    Bouquet: rich ripe black currant, black cherries, black olives, black pepper, brown sugar
    Palate: confectured concentrated fruit, cascading layers of fruit as described in bouquet with fine full soft tannins, raisins, spice, tobacco, leather, forest floor and earth, full bodied, long clean finish. Powerful but quite elegant.
    July 2017

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  • Black currants, blackberries, tobacco, and herbal notes in the nose. Flavor like the nose. Nice complexity and a medium to long finish.

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  • Browning. Good red legs. Initially this was a bit weird, with high toned vanilla masking almost all else. Now, with half an hour in the glass (no decant), this has become lovely. Rich nose, almost brown sugar aspect, Asian spices, fabulously complex. Wow, has this become something! Palate has really come around, too. Thick, deep, dark fruits on the palate. Tannins all resolved, round, silky but plush, with real presence on the palate. Nose outshines the palate just a bit, but this is quite good all around. Drinking beautifully right now. 4-14-17-9: 94/100.

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