+2 hour decant(decent fine/cloudy sediment). A majestic INKY dark purplish magenta color. On the nose: Blueberry, smoked meat, iodine, floral, sweet vanilla wafers. Taste: smooth, rich, velvety wine with nicely layered flavors of black raspberry, smoked meat, chalky graphite, minerals, and a licorice cocoa semi dry long finish. YUM! and YUM again. — 2 days ago
Fabulous smoky bouquet. I tasted a lot of blackberries, plums, a bit of blueberry, chocolate, and lavender. A seductive and satisfying wine from beginning to end. — 2 days ago
Great! Almost old style aromas.
👃 Spicy, dark fruits, wood
👄 Black fruits, blackberry and blueberry jam, slightly pepperish — 2 days ago
A bit herb taste rich. Spicy, sour. Grenache rich fruitiness. Blueberry jam. 2019 @950, Kping -, 220803-220808 — 4 days ago
Deep plum in the glass with a wide brim. The nose is a bit shy upon opening with just a bit of blueberry and soil at first. With a nice long decant it starts to blossom. Raspberry jam and cherry soda with a hint of vanilla. There’s some figs and herbs with a streak of dark chocolate to boot.
Dare I say it? A Merlot for Cab lovers. But not in the bad way. It’s smooth and warmly pleasant Merlot that really takes the edge off of being a customary Big and Bold Napa red. Smooth and mellow and the alcohol never becomes a problem. The palate is the star here with such lively, lovely fruit along with oak and earthy elements. A definite winner. — 5 days ago
High octane, daaaaang!
This wine is deep ruby trending towards toward garnet.
It offers Developed aromas of dried prune, plum, raisin, blueberry, fig paste, kirsch, crème de cassis, anise, licorice, pipe tobacco, and wet earth.
This wine is dry, with high (15%) alcohol, a full body, medium acidity, medium tannins, and medium(+) intensity of flavors consistent with the nose. — 10 days ago
Dark purple garnet with near black core and color to the rim. Inviting nose of ashy blueberry and dried flowers. Full-bodied palate yields blueberry, plum, and ripe blackberry, with a hint of graphite and violet mid-palate on. Medium acidity and subtle, medium minus tannins. Finish is lengthy and continues the palate. A great intro to the upper echelons of Pomerol for the novice. Checks off all of the boxes except long term ageability (which, of course, is why it's not La Violette). Drink now through 2026. — 20 days ago
Roughly as expected, in a good way. Well balanced, creamy and blueberry notes. Bottle #1 with mom. — 4 days ago