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Author: James Suckling
Always a voluptuous and rounded red. Gorgeous blackberry, black currant and lead pencil aromas. Full-bodied, with well integrated, soft tannins. Long, fruity aftertaste.
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Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 10/05/2013
MILESTONES (1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010)
I must admit, vino-dissident that I am...two of my favorite wines of the night were in this "milestone" group. As for the rest of this bunch, other than the two: over the last eight vintages or so, there is a definite movement towards bigger wines, more fruit, more tannin...and they're getting more expensive too, usually reaching towards $300 a bottle. I'm not a fan; I love the elegance of the older wines. One of the wines I adored in this flight was the 1999, with its toast-and-chocolate nose, spicy finish, rich and well-knit palate, perky acid and soft tannin. And, because it's an older Solaia (paradoxically)...you can find it for under $200. A little pricier and younger--but my favorite of the last decade--is the 2004; it's alive, rich, vibrant, silky, concentrated, with intriguing aromas of apricot pit, apple and red fruits. Will age well.
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 02/14/2010
Drink Dates: 2010-2015
so so. had expected more but perhaps still a little bit early. Didn't last very long i the glass
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