Author: Allen Meadows
("a very powerful vintage and still improving and even though this is not too far away from its peak, it should hold for many years" - AdV). Somewhat subdued and reserved on the nose with the classic nose of Asian spices, hoisin, soy and a trace of oak followed by sweet, long, structured and beautifully complex flavors. There is fine length here and the power is impressive. This is still a bit tight but this is finally beginning to unwind. I would give this another 5 to 7 years in the cellar and drink over the next 10 to 15 years. Consistent notes as I have tasted this many times.
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Author: Per-Henrik Mansson
Excellent, showing a minerally concentration that gives it a silky feel on the midpalate. Lots of great acidity makes it fresh and zesty. Medium-bodied, with lovely red berry flavor and firm, gripping tannins that provide a chewy finish. Expect a rather lean wine, not an opulent one.--La Tache vertical.
Tasted On: 10/21/2008
Drink Dates: 2008-2030
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