Smells like how it should, tiertary characters coming through with that leather, sous-bois mixed with a. Little cassis.
It falls apart though on the palate - far too old, no acid left or structure making it to be honest kinda gross. Somm who suggested decanting definitely made it worst.
If you still have it definitely time to drink. What a pity — 3 years ago
Good, really drinks like a left bank Bordeaux. Loads of tiertary characters coming up but stilll plenty of that pyrrazine cab character. Surprising since 97" was a ripe vintage. — 4 years ago
Plush, almonds, rich, tasty. — 4 years ago
We had two bottles from the same case and there was a little variation
Nose: Medium intensity, a bit of that floral rose petal tar character from Nebbiolo. Second bottle more open then the first tho intrerestingly. Still some green pyrazine characters with little tietrtary aromas. Not as fragrant as I was expecting it to be though.
Palate: woo still young. Medium + body and tannin. There's a touch of oak, maybe it's cause I'm just getting over a cold but it all tasted a bit too austere for me. Finish was medium, acid medium which is good. Still has life.
Tldr: Nebbiolo still too young at 20 years. — 4 years ago
Terrible. I've had sparkling mineral water with more flavor. I do not understand the appeal of this considering it's more expensive than some grower champagne. Heck industrial prosecco is more interesting. — 4 years ago
Drinking nicely, tiertary characters coming out, still very fresh with medium plus acid. 5/7 would drink again — 4 years ago
Prettt typical sauv - light, fresh, grassy, pyraziney. Enough acid to make it drinkable but it's pretty one dimensional and drinks hot. — 4 years ago
This is the Premier Napa Valley bottling. Wooo big big big! But balanced and fresh with good acidity. Definitely needs a lot of time. — 4 years ago
Mmmm fresh, honey suckle with some bitter greens, light, super easy drinking with nice acidity. Great with fried chicken! — 4 years ago