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Community Tasting Notes (55) Avg Score: 92.3 points

  • Here we are 12 years later. Kevin loves its fruit and structure and it’s sense of itself. I like it too but find it a bit... young and large.

    Still, a good showing and perhaps better in... 2023!

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  • Great wine with amazing balance. Wish I had more, this wine has a long life ahead.

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  • We popped and poured... dark purple, almost black. It took a couple of hours for the nose to open: exotic and complex, blueberries with spices, maybe some rose petal - captivating. In the mouth, at first I thought that this wine was too tannic... long with good fruit, but the tannin was not well integrated. However, after 2 hours, the fruit won the battle.... long, with berries, soy sauce and chocolaty finish. Very rich and quite complex. The wine was a good match with food (salt/cayenne rubbed rib roast), but was also very enjoyable alone. I think this has a long way to go - I would decant for 1-2 hour(s) before consuming.

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  • Still more purple than garnet, even after 12 years. Some volatility upon opening. Plum, soy sauce, star anise, vanilla and espresso bean on the nose. Full-bodied, still quite tannic, yet showing magnificently exuberant primary fruit (plum, blueberry, cassis). The length is long, and the tannins are soft enough to ensure a smooth finish. Showing hardly any age, except for a hint of tobacco and dried leaves on the back of the palate. This is very nice indeed. I wish the tannins were a bit more integrated, but this is just nitpicking. The wine can, and should, be enjoyed now and over the next few years.

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  • Dark purple to black. Opaque.
    Not a very lifted nose but traces of lead pencil shavings, graphite, black and blue fruits, some tobacco/leather/cigar box.
    Massive attack, unapologetic, chewy, plush and round. Some chalkiness in the tannins. Unbelievable that this is an '04. Full of energy and force but beautifully integrated. 15.1% strong but integrated well. Acid, alcohol and rounded fruits all playing nice together. Smooth long finish.
    Purple ink staining glass (and my teeth im sure).
    I could see how this was probably clumsy and overpowering in its youth, but all beautifully balanced now and will evolve for much longer.
    Gobs of macerated black berrries, dark plums, scorched earth, dark chocolate, cola spice. Yum....

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