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International Wine Cellar
Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 160
Bright ruby-red. Raspberry preserves, incense and lavender on the intensely perfumed nose. Juicy and broad on entry but tighter and more nervy in the mid-palate, offering vibrant red berry and candied cherry flavors along with hints of star anise and floral pastille. Lush but lively Gigondas with excellent back end-cut and persistence. Barruol told me that these vines average over 80 years of age.
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Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 09/22/2012
Rarely do I rate a wine higher than WS. This is one. This is a bold wine not for the feint hearted. It is extremely dark, almost black in the glass. Very deep body with damson, boysenberry and a hint of spice of Huckleberry and some cocoa. Silky smooth tannins that just flow through the mouth. The 2010 is rated higher but I find that hard to imagine.
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