I remember having this wine in 2017 and realizing this wasn’t even close to be ready. Still angular. Tonight, while not at its peak, still really good. Best in 5-7 years.
The fruits are ripe, lush, ruby; blackberries, black plum pudding, black raspberries, dark cherries, poached strawberries,raspberries, some boysenberries with raspberry hues. Velvet, dark, meaty tannins. Dark Asian & Indian spices, dark chocolate cooking bar, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanillin, dry crushed rocks, dry top soil, notes of dry herbs & eucalyptus, black tarriness, black licorice to anise, crushed limestone & grey volcanics, dry tobacco, dry barrel shavings to cedar, dark, purple florals framed in violets & lavender, excellent acidity, finish for days that still shows some tension, excellent structure, balanced fruit and earth wire to wire elegance. Pushes 94 really hard.
2007 grand vintage! — 11 days ago
Dark not heavy. Well balanced with skinny legs. — 7 months ago
Old but good. A touch of brown creeping in, but taste has not turned. — 9 months ago
[Tasted on September 9, 2023 at Home with Jay]
Blackberry, mocha, cedar and licorice. Age has softened the tannins. — 22 days ago
Clean nose. Very pale in color - rose gold. This is great. — 3 months ago
Blackberry jam, brown sugar, magenta, leather, blackberry, boysenberry, over the hill ;) — 9 months ago