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International Wine Cellar
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 137
($1080) Bright ruby-red. Quite closed on the nose, hinting at dark cherry, chocolate and mocha. Then ripe, sweet and voluptuous in the mouth, with a thick texture leavened by harmonious acidity and lifted by sexy spices and flowers. This currently conveys a drier impression and comes off as more aggressive than the RSV, which is more likeable today. My sample appears to be slightly muted by some sulfur. Best today on the very long finish, which features big but thoroughly buffered tannins. This will need at least 15 years of aging.
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Author: Jancis Robinson
Perhaps very slightly darker than the St-Vivant but only just. Bright crimson. Hint of cheesiness on the nose. Then the fruit kicked up and curled over the cheesiness with a lick like a satisfied cat. Rather less expressive so far than the St-Vivant. Very solid aromatically - lots of flavour buried in there – but then surprising delicacy on the palate. Not as long as the St-Vivant.
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 03/28/2009
Bottle # 01956
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