Vinous | Rating: 97A dark, beguiling beauty, the 2011 Next of Kyn - No. 5 is just as compelling as it was last year. A host of blue/black-fleshed fruit, violet, spice, mint, licorice and chocolate nuances meld together effortlessly in the glass. The 2011 is going to need at least a few years to lose some of its baby fat and develop more aromatic nuance but it is compelling, even today. The No. 5 is 42% Syrah, 32% Grenache, 16% MourvAdreDrink Dates: 2018 - 2028Author: Antonio Galloni
Wine Advocate | Rating: 97While I reviewed the 2011 Cumulus Vineyard #5 last year, I was thrilled to be able to retaste it this go around. Showing consistently, with tons of savory, meaty characteristics in its currants, cassis, ground herbs and wood smoke-like aromas and flavors, this is a full-bodied, gorgeously concentrated 2011 that shows the freshness and purity of the vintage, yet backs it up with plenty of texture and length. Give it a few years and enjoy bottles through 2032.Author: Jeb Dunnuck
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 190 bottles owned
- 40 collectors