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Community Tasting Notes (43) Avg Score: 92.4 points

  • PnP and then a long decant to see how it opens up. No expectations but had a little bit of excitement going in to see how I would like the wine. First hour a little thin, sour cassis, dark red fruit. Will update in a bit. Going on three hours and not much has improved for my palate. 89-90 maybe with a point of upside?

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  • It's been awhile since I've had a Bordeaux that spoke to me this much. Still a baby for sure, and really, really tight at first, but the nose is intoxicating. The most prominent aromas are stone fruit, leather, and to a slightly lesser extent vanilla, but if you breathe deep, there's lavender, clove, and a kind of a marinara sauce character in a sweet, warming way. I'd also say you can virtually smell the acidity. The palate has a crushed velvet texture - not to say that it's smooth, because at this point in its evolution, the acid is strong and the tannins are yet to fully resolve, but it sits on your tongue in a comfortable if staid manner, like you've sunk into an old couch at a blue-blooded university club. It leaves you with red currant, sour plum, and firm blackberry on the long, but not too eager finish. I'm definitely left wanting more...

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  • Blueberry, chocolate, and vanilla on the nose and lime, leather, tar, vanilla, butter, faint pine, and subdued red cherry on the palette. A bit of over-ripe fruit. Like getting a light touch massage from a heavy sumo wrestler :)

    This wine will be a m a z i n g in 10 years!

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  • Tasted at store. Lovely fruit, impeccable balance and above all suave. Could drink now, certainly will benefit from a few years, but not an unreasonable purchase for a 71 year-old.

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