Author: Robert Parker
The 1986 is a highly extracted wine, with a black/ruby color and plenty of toasty, smoky notes in its bouquet that suggest ripe plums and licorice. Evolving at a glacial pace, it exhibits massive, huge, ripe, extremely concentrated flavors with impressive depth and richness. It possesses more power, weight, and tannin than the more opulent and currently more charming 1985.
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Author: Harvey Steiman
Smells terrific, with great concentration of berry and cassis aromas, but the prominent tannins tend to cover the flavors, requiring cellaring until at least 1995. On balance, the concentration of fruit wins in the end.
Trust Rating: 89
Tasted On: 01/15/2013
1 people found this review useful.
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 06/16/2012
good acid, long finish, less tar than expected
Tasted On: 10/24/2011
nose of ripe dark fruit pencil shavings, earth and smoke, Smooth tannins.
Walker Wine Ranch
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 08/24/2011
Not worth the price, however is very balanced but did not have a lot to offer.
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 08/12/2011
Drink Dates: 2005-2012
This bottle was most definitely not one of the best in fact quite the opposite! It had far too many particles and had turned a very dark almost black colour. Bad luck I guess!
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