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Community Tasting Notes (11) Avg Score: 93.4 points

  • Super concentrated. Thyme, lavender, mint and licorice in the nose as traveling through the Provence. Hefty herb and liquor notes as well. On the palate full bodied, unctuous and well-delineated. Tannins are perfectly integrated, well made! At start of drinking curve.

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  • Much richer than the 2002 Kay Brothers Hillside it was paired with. A very deep wine with rich berry fruits, plums, blackberries, black raspberries and currants. Full bodied, nice complexity and a very long finish. Impressive.

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  • Full bodied, rich, ripe plum, black raspberry, subtle blueberry, hints of tar, vanilla, pepper, and graphite on a flavorful finish.

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  • Opened and left alone for about 30 minutes, but not decanted. Interesting nose, initially something like fish oil, but this settles down to raspberry reduction, red and black currants with a bitter edge, brown sugar, cinnamon, black stone/slate mineral, and distant vanilla. Palate has more raspberry reduction, sour berry fruit pulp, and ripe but not too sweet fruit. Extracted and masculine, giving off youthful notions of primary red and black berry, especially raspberry. Tannins are present but overwhelmed by the strong fruit extract. At 10 years this is still quite young. Later, decanting did little to coax more expression from this youthful wine. Very, very good now, but honestly it needs about 7-10 more years in the cellar.

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  • Full bodied and dark ripe fruit. No decant but drinking beautifully from start to finish. Never tasted pepper on the finish as vividly as with this wine.

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