Wine writer. Publisher Wines In Niagara.
The 1984 is well off vintage and past its prime with gritty earth, leather, faded fruit and a short finish. But it's Pichon and I'm digging it. — 4 years ago
Stunning, no other words. — 4 years ago
The 1992 Volcanic Hill is finally shedding its wall of tannins and revealing gobs of fruit, earth and integrated spice. A pure joy to drink. Humming along at this stage, thinking it has reached its peak of pleasure. — 4 years ago
A beautiful, lush, complex Opus 1994 with plenty of earth, tar, oak and finesse. Deep and dark, with room to improve 5-10 years. — 4 years ago
A little surprised this Grand Cru St. Emilion doesn't have some Cabernet Franc in it. There is a herbal note, a leanness in the 100% Merlot, but still meaty, earthy, dark-ish fruit, heavily oaked. It's starting to show the fruit and depth, however, the lean, leafy note may ultimately keep this Bordeaux from being great. I expected more, considering I hauled it all the back from a little shop in St. Emilion. — 4 years ago