A tremendous wine. Ripe, vibrant and fruity, with cherry, currant, anise, sage and cedar. Intensely concentrated, with a long and lingering finish.
Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 94
The 1984s appear to be the last of the big, bold, full-bodied, super-concentrated Diamond Creek. The wines produced after 1984 have been more polite and oenologically correct. What a shame! The enormous 1984 displays no signs of age in its dark, saturated ruby/purple color. The nose exhibits some evolution, with cedar, leather, and jammy fruit scents beginning to emerge. Still frightfully tannic, full-bodied, and highly extracted, this backward, chewy wine is one of the slowest evolving 1984s.