Jörgen Lindström Carlvik
Importer, Consultant, Sommelier and Educator dedicated to "Pretty Good Wine". I'll use the 100-point scale when appropriate. Wines posted here demonstrate mai...
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Ripe and bold, verging on decadent, yet in this vintage it remains greatly balanced. Spicy and loaded with dark berries and sweet oak toastiness, it still manages gracefully to add mineral additions and sincerity on the still fruity and enveloping finish. — 11 days ago
Very cool! Alcohol hits the nostrils in a negative fashion initially but once settled down (and brought down on temperature), it blossoms. Aged fudge, honey, molasses and candied dark fruits intermingle with dried figs, white raisins and dates; nuttiness too. Lots going on, but lacks subtlety considering its age. — 11 days ago
Day 1; way too VA to enjoy. Day 2; tight and youthful yet precise red fruit flavors with floral and licorice additions. High acidity and pronounced tannins on the finish. It will, for sure, get better in due time, but I sincerely doubt greatness will ever be associated with this vintage. — 15 days ago
First Macdonald for me; hopefully not the last one as this is truly terrific stuff! Savoury and youthfully tight, yet with great fruit and a nice Rutherford Dust component, which adds loads of interest and complexity. Beautiful already thanks to its polished tannins but better to hide these for another 10 years. One of the most impressive young Napa Valley CS encountered so far. Well done! — 15 days ago