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Author: Robert Parker
For L'Arrosee, this vintage has taken an atypically long time to round into shape. It has always possessed considerable power as well as a muscular, concentrated style and hefty tannin. Beginning to shed its tannin, it reveals an intriguing dusty herb, black cherry, kirsch, and mineral-scented nose, with subtle vanillin from new oak in the background. There are medium-bodied, concentrated flavors with some firm tannin, but by and large this is a very accessible wine. It remains youthful, with only a hint of amber at the edge of its deep ruby/purple color. This will undoubtedly be one of L'Arrosee's longest lived wines since their 1961.
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Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 11/16/2013
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 11/17/2013
Wine was still quite tannic but the fruit was gone. Drink again in 3-4 years. No resdults guearranteeed.
Trust Rating: 29
Tasted On: 12/06/2012
Drink Dates: 2012
Tasted great the first day! Rich, calm, and flawless, with a strong cherry flavor. I was excited to taste this on day 2 to see if there was any more improvement (which i always check for), but...it remained consistent with Day 1. Excellent wine for amateurs as well as connoisseurs!
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