Economist, Wine Olympian, StandUp Comic
Massive. A very dense Cab with a lot going on. Licorice and blueberry/blackberry pie, on both the nose and palate. A hint of residual sugar. Buy and hold. This monster needs some maturity, to be stellar, but as is still at...
93 points — 24 days ago
It's been a year or so since I last had this. A little too much sugar left for my taste. Nice smokey nose, charcoal, but on the palate... Some sweet. Big tannins. Deep, dark color. Decent, but there are better options at this price point.
91 points — a month ago
Found a decent one here...
Update... More than decent. This is an excellent Rioja. We are here in Cartagena, Colombia. Wine lists are very short. Everything is almost 4X USA retail. Even Argentinian and Chilean is way over priced. Whatever... I get it. But, tonight is a great example of where it pays to know or research a tad about wine (which is is about what I know).
Here at Sofitel's highly-rated restaurant, I almost settled for Marches de Caceres, Crianza for 225000 Col. Pesos ($78 USD)--this is plentiful and 13 bucks at home.
Then I see this bottle which I've never had for 270000 pesos ($93 USD). Looked up the reviews (cheated a little there) and much better-- and it carries an average US price of $35. So went with it... Surprisingly, he brings out a 2008, no one orders it I guess. Dynamite bottle.
PS For all of the ladies worried about my analytical table manners.... I decided this all in 35 seconds. I'm a statistician. My wife only knew the wine was awesome.
92+ points — 2 months ago