Sine Qua Non vs Schrader cage fight tonight.
+4 hour decant (some fine cloudy sediment). A remarkable dark purplish garnet color. On the nose: red and black fruit, stewed meat, sandalwood, pepper, bacon, charcoal. Taste: a smooth, rich, soft, powerful wine with dark cherry, licorice, smoke, leather, pepper and a long dark chocolate espresso finish. YUM! It has everything you want. Its young(probably a better score if I have patience), but so good I might pop another bottle tomorrow. Cheers! — 13 days ago
Medium + intense aromas, dark fresh fruit, black plums, figs, dark cherries and lavender. Definitely on the savoury side with prominent cold meat, pepper and gravel followed by some spicy nutmeg base notes.
Palate is dry with a refreshing acidity with a good freshness throughout , prominent but fine textured tannins, dark fruit on the palate with a slight cedar like coursness. Solid and fresh spine holds the palate through a solid finish — 14 days ago
Bright, rich nose full of blackberry, plum and black current fruit with a hint of creamy oak. Fruit dominated palate with plum and blackberry with a lifting touch of acidity. Complex fruit driven finish with touches of road tar and soy. — 24 days ago
Lovely dark red color. Complimented with a fragrant nose of cherries, blackberry with black olives all expressed when drinking with a nice mouth feel. Finishes nicely with a lingering dark fruit flavor with that taste of black olives as it finishes￼. — 5 days ago
Cherry, black currant, medium body, light on tanin. Easy to drink. Needs to decant a bit. Gift from Traci. — a day ago