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Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 96
Bright ruby-red. Reticent aromas of black fruits, violet, bitter chocolate and licorice, plus a whiff of smoky oak. Dense, lush and sweet, but lively acids lift the flavors and contribute to the perfumed impression in the mouth. Finishes firmly tannic and fresh but sweet, with dusty tannins and lingering notes of leather and game. A second sample of roughly equal quality seemed less fleshy but offered lovely pliancy, and a flavor of bitter chocolate.
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Author: Jancis Robinson
Some evolution at the rim. Hint of vegetation (moss?) on the nose. Smooth texture, big and bold, but definitely teenage and unformed – not yet evolved. I would wait for this to mature. Still very dry on the finish. Pure cassis and very straightforward. A bit stolid for the moment but it could well mature into something much more interesting.
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 03/31/2014
Trust Rating: 15
Tasted On: 04/29/2013
Still lots of fruit with hints of tertiary flavours. I am unconvinced that this wine will develop much more complexity.
1 people found this review useful.
Trust Rating: 90
Tasted On: 02/25/2012
fantastic -- drank at Spruce. Would not have wanted to wait any longer. All of the tannins were gone.
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 10/09/2010
Drink Dates: 2007-2018
This was an absolutely fabulous bottle. Full nose, cherries the tannins have nicely developed over time into a very nice well balanced bouquet. Great wine
Tasted On: 01/24/2010
well balanced. ripe. Needs to be consumed in the next couple of years
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