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Author: James Suckling
Very, very pure with plum, currant and light spices. Full-bodied, with racy, refined tannins and a long, caressing finish. Pretty and firm.
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Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 07/07/2012
Drink Dates: 2008-2015
Decanted for 60 mins. Showed the ripeness of the vintage; a fruity mouthful of ripe cassis and plum. Tannins and acid completely integrated; relatively heavy and round on the palate, with a nice, lingering finish, but could use a little more that earthy bordeaux character. Drinks like a second or third growth. Drink now through 2015.
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 12/06/2009
Drink Dates: 2012-2025
Cassis, plum, and pencil lead on the nose. Opens with round black fruit and pencil shavings with hints of chocolate. Quickly transitions to dominent tannins which indicate this wine will only improve with time in the cellar. Decantered for two hours before even touching this based on past experience (only improved from there). Decanter with care, lots of sediment. This is a wonderful food wine. It has paired beautifully with a salsa fresca that has a cumin flare. Any fatty steak (rib eye) will bring out the best in this young wine. Drinks well now and for the next 15 years.
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