International Wine Cellar
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 119
($100) Good medium red. Superripe, slightly liqueur-like aromas of crushed cherry, smoke, pepper and underbrush. Peppery, penetrating and youthfully tight, with a surprisingly restrained sweetness for 2002. Sharply defined, juicy flavors of raspberry, herbs and spices; conveys a distinct impression of soil character. The finish dusts the palate with white and green pepper and spices. Utterly singular wine. Brouin expressed the opinion that 2001 and 1998 here showcase terroir character, while 2002 and 1999 offer both terroir and fruit. The vines here average 45 years of age despite some recent replanting.
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Author: Jancis Robinson
CS Mid crimson. Heady, rich cocktail of aromas. Almost brazen in its appeal. Something almost mushroomy already. And a fantastic hit of ripe yet subtle red fruits on the palate. Gamey, rich, truffley flavours. Acidity hits the palate first, then marked tannins with very deep and nuanced fruit to support them. Very textured.
Trust Rating: 88
Tasted On: 11/13/2013
A strange bottle; not corked, not old, just fruit turned into a sour acidic aftertaste
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