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Community Tasting Notes (111) Avg Score: 94.5 points

  • The fill level and cork were perfect but unfortunately, this bottle had a slightly oxidized taste. Too bad, but the wine was still pretty good. A rating would not be fair under these conditions.

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  • Decanted about 2 hours, which it needed to open up. Fairly consistent with past notes, some bottles slightly better than others. Paired perfectly with grilled venison backstrap.

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  • Rich comforting pronounced aromas. Flavors of ripe black cherry, red cherry, black plum, toast, dill, clove, dried black plum, vanilla, dried leaves, brown mushroom, and dried tobacco. M+ concentration. Pronounced intensity. M+ integrated acid. High tannins have polymerized to be especially soft, polished, and velvety, to where I wouldn’t mind if there was just a bit more texture. Full bodied, but not loud—it quietly commands the room. Long finish. Drinking nicely. It can continue to age, but I would enjoy it now, while it has the current balance of primary and tertiary fruit. I would savor a sip when poured, and then slowly begin enjoying the glass an hour later as it evolves in the glass. For this vintage, I didn't need to wait two hours, but others prefer to give it more time to breath. It’s outstanding and iconic, with pricing driven by supply and demand. Nonetheless, at this price, the QPR isn’t there for me personally.

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  • A big brooding wine which even after long decant was very strong and powerful. I’d leave for several years yet as I think it will be stunning when it has had a little more time

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  • Decanted 2 hours. Consistent with previous notes. Very smooth, great nose, well-integrated, and a pleasure to drink.

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