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International Wine Cellar
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 85
Good full dark red. Roasted aromas of currants, animal fur, pepper and smoke. Silky on entry, then closed in the middle palate, with some edgy acidity giving it a somewhat disjointed quality. In a rather roasted southern style; its slight green aspect and excess acidity in conjunction with its suggestions of surmaturite indicate that the fruit ripened too quickly. Not fun to drink today - will it retain enough freshness when it finally opens? This wine showed far better in the four or five years after the vintage.
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Author: Robert Parker
The 1989 is finally beginning to reveal all its glory.
Rich and concentrated, with abundant smoky, toasty plum and currant aromas and flavors that are wrapped, for now, in a blanket of tannin, but it's thick and generous enough to warrant cellaring. Should be a wonderful wine. 80 cases made.
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 11/09/2010
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