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Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 138
($150-$175) Good full red-ruby. Inviting, expressive aromas of plum, redcurrant, mocha, coffee, game, flowers and nutty oak. Sweet, fat and stuffed with fruit; quite silky in texture but a bit less refined than the 2006 in spite of its greater richness. Fairly full wine, finishing with lovely lingering perfume as well as slightly edgy tannins that will require a decade of cellaring.
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Author: Jancis Robinson
Very dark crimson. Sweet and toasty nose with some energy and very lush palate cover. Ripe tannins. Sufficient acidity. Needs time but should make very fine old bones. Just slightly lacking on the finish.
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 07/25/2013
At an awkward stage right now. Could use more time to develop. Closed nose, green vegetative undertones, and lots of menthol. Second day showed better but not near a 97 score.
Trust Rating: 78
Tasted On: 06/28/2010
5 x 12 (5 wood cases)
Trust Rating: 81
Tasted On: 09/30/2009
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 06/18/2008
Drink Dates: 04/01/2008
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