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International Wine Cellar
Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 150
($50; includes 5% merlot, 4% malbec and 2% each of cabernet franc and petit verdot) Inky ruby. Intensely perfumed bouquet of red- and blackcurrant, dark chocolate and anise, with mounting spiciness. More open-knit and accessible than last year's tasting suggested it would be, offering sweet dark fruit and cherry flavors and building tannins. The fruit takes over on the finish, which echoes the spice and cherry notes. This has turned out better than I expected, perhaps because all of the Larkmead fruit went into this wine in this vintage.
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Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 02/07/2014
Deep purple with layers of licorice and spice. This is a very good wine that had many years left.
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 11/18/2013
solid though not super impressive; lacked complexity.
Tasted On: 08/09/2013
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Trust Rating: 92
Tasted On: 05/17/2013
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 01/31/2013
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