Tasted side by side with the 15 Becklyn NV and the 15 Quivet NV.
Super dark purplish red. Tight I start in the nose but then opened up with cassis, blackberries and sweet spices. Medium plus (7.5/10) and rounded full body. Dark fruits on the palate with sweet spices, brown sugar, blueberries, aniseed and crushed gravel. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2027. (92+) — 4 years ago
You know, when I coravin’d this last night, I thought the tannins were pretty strong and dominant. Today, I opened this up and coravin’d 2016 napa cabs from hunnicutt and quivet for a blind flight. Surprisingly, I thought this was very accessible and tasting the best currently. The quivet was the softest and also drinking nice. It tasted like a mike smith wine but less fruit forward than the majority of his wines. The hunnicutt was pretty powerful and I think needs some time or decanting. It will be really good. — 3 years ago
Not surprisingly, @Mike Smith goes three for three in the last five days. His Myriad and Quivet 2015s are both extraordinary, thus my high expectations for 2015 Scarlett. Give her two hours to fully unwind. After that, she blasts the palate with an orange peel tinged dark chocolate, and an edge of eucalyptus mint. Decadent concentration, loaded with extracted cassis and plum, and a sensational meaty savoriness. — 4 years ago
Tasted side by side with the 15 Myriad NV and 15 Quivet NV.
Deep and dark purple. A bit mute to start on the nose but definitely filled with a cloud of dark fruits and dark spices. A touch of black raspberries poking through. Medium plus tannins (7.5/10) and full bodied. Rich and lush palate with cinnamon, brown sugar, black fruits and anise. Long and lingering finish. Lovely and will continue to purchase these. Drink till 2028. (93+) — 4 years ago