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This is undoubtedly next level but still in its larval stage. The youngest Togni I’ve opened and I consumed it solo over 2 days of the weekend. Much more expressive on day 2. Black cherry, cacao and saddle leather are there but it is reluctant right now. I’m not a score guy but I believe AG or RP gave this 100 points. Hold for a minimum of 10 years if you have the patience and space. Don’t get me wrong it is very good, it just hasn’t developed yet in to what makes his wines so damn special. — 2 days ago
A profound young Shiraz from vines planted 112 years ago in Barossa and made by Chris Ringland from low yields. The “1905” has a distinct eucalyptus thread in its flavor profile, dense chewy blue and black fruit, soy, Asian spices. The Hobbs wine dinner was an unexpected treat. My business partner asked if I wanted to go to a Paul Hobbs wine dinner and I said “Hell yeah I like Dr. Crane”....turns out Hobbs is run by Greg and Allison Hobbs. An extremely cool couple who moved to the country with their kids for a simpler life in the mid 90’s. Greg is a former SWAT team officer and fireman and he has a palpable passion for his wines. This was far and away my favorite of the night. — 5 days ago