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Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 133
($105) Opaque ruby. Powerful dark berry liqueur aromas are complemented by a kaleidoscopic array of fresh and dried flowers, incense, Asian spices and vanilla. Suave and silky in texture, with explosive blackberry and mulberry flavors complemented by exotic spice and floral qualities. Finishes with superbly integrated tannins and outstanding persistence, leaving sexy spice and mocha notes in its wake.
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Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 04/19/2014
Trust Rating: 90
Tasted On: 06/03/2012
Very good wine. Dark, plums, huge wine. Perfect end to a long night of heavyweight cabs.
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Trust Rating: 92
Tasted On: 11/30/2010
this one took a long time to open up. Recommend to decant for at least an hour. Hot peppery notes that soften after awhile, with blackberry, leather.
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 08/14/2009
I drank this at a winemaker's dinner on 8/14/09. It had a FABULOUS bouquet of cherry, bacon fat, licorice, olive, vanilla, pepper and spice aromas. The palate was full bodied with prickly tannins...blackberry, black cherry, licorice, black olive, pepper and spice flavors. It was very muscular and masculine with a long finish.
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 03/14/2009
Drink Dates: 2007-2020
Much of the characteristics of Cote Rotie on the nose. Dark berry fruit with soft mouth feel. Nice finish. It has potential to get much better.
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