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Community Tasting Notes (7) Avg Score: 92.4 points

  • 1 hour decant and this is just singing. It just glides over the tongue. Clean silky bay leaf, five spice and red currant. A hint of tobacco creeping in with age and a long finish of solid silky tannin. Some anise and spice in the end and acid profile that wants you to drink it. It has a vigour but a sense of completeness also. It's in a great place, with a decant, so guessing it will peak in the next few years. I like it now.

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  • Wasn’t huge on this on the first night. But the sealed half bottle drunk a few days later was much better. It had opened up noticeably. It’s quite a rich wine; the merlot seems to play a leading role here. Medium bodied, darkish red in colour. A fair bit of reduction initially, which blows off over time. Sour plums and some red fruit, bayleaf and dried herbs. Highly pitched acid profile and a long, crisp and dry finish punctuated by aniseed. Another five years at least for this to reach where it’s heading. Decant if drinking now.

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  • Better bottle. Needs 3-4 years. Or a decent decant

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  • Deep ruby tinged with brown.

    On the nose: plum, cigar , 5 spices (subtle) , earthy notes.

    On palate: Nice oak interweaving gently. Very ripe plum (quite dominant), cherry notes.

    very smooth in mouth with lovely acidity. tannins integrated.

    Not sure whether it was effected by cellaring conditions. I found it a bit flat through the middle. merlot fwd.

    Hoping it was bottle variation, as I have a few more to go!

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  • Gooseberry, bay leaf, char grilled capsicum. Missing some cab franc nuances. Dusty tannins and vanilla oak on the finish. I was hoping for a wine in the style of a right bank Bordeaux, but it seems the warm vintage has dominated the wine.

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  • By Gary Walsh
    4/30/2015, (See more on The WINEFRONT...)

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