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Community Tasting Notes (169) Avg Score: 91.6 points

  • From our cellar. Still in it's prime and drinking great. Similar to 3 years ago, with a bit more secondary characteristics. Decanted for sediment drank over a 4 hour window and held up well. Should have several more years at this level. Still lots of fruit but not sweet, good cedar, earth and slate notes as well. Not sure it can get any better. Very elegant even though it's a medium-heavy weight wine. Clear, dark ruby color with barely any bricking. Lovely bouquet, no brett. Tannins mostly resolved. Great structure, making it perfect for a ribeye steak.

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  • Decanted for 2 hrs and off to Ruth’s Chris with the group
    Beautiful nose and color
    Black fruits and chocolate with long finish
    A treat and wine of the night
    No rush to drink

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  • Another great showing. Just what I want adolescent/maturing Graves to be with lots of black fruit, smoke, tobacco, cedar wood, earth, and light leathery notes all coming together on a polished, medium weight whole. There's still a youthful intensity to the fruit and some grainy tannin on the back end, but it's drinking really well right now with a quick decant. I do not have enough of this in my cellar.

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  • Great showing. Starts out with bright dark berried fruit, but half an hour in the decanter brings out all the savoury Graves smokiness, gravel, and tobacco flavours. The balance is fantastic and while it still has some grainy tannin on the back end, I'm inclined to keep opening more of these now given how enjoyable it is with the fruit still fresh and vibrant, but also showing so much savoury development at this point.

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  • Perfectly aged. Very enjoyable.

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