NOSE: smells like really good wine. Clear, juicy, berry compote, concentrated cassis - pencil box, mild lavender, exotic spices, minerals.
TASTE: wow, elegant and tasty - like the nose but more. At once fruity and approachable - but dense, iron and graphite, lavender, exotic spices, leather, flint, juicy blackberry and cassis, tar, tannins taste like bitter herbs and wood ash. Tastes “purple.” I would really love to try this with more age on it. Better than most other wines I’ve tried. 94. — 7 days ago
Ripest red cherry and red rose aromatic hybrid. Cherry and strawberry blossoms. Herbaceous basil and tarragon sweetness awash in warm plum and baked currants. Flowering elms with wet black bark. Finally, oak and smoke. Perfect integration on the palate. Ready now but also for the foreseeable. Sweet raspberry and blackberry flash and recede to an obverse tart cherry with incredible indelible, satisfying depth. Sweet tobacco is outlined by Saigon cinnamon, clove, allspice and a strangely sweet pepper dichotomy. Really a perfect wine in every way. Smoke and graphite find a way to bow into the shimmery finish with finesse.
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2 hour decant(tons and tons of sediment). A remarkable dark garnet with little bricking. On the nose: showy perfumed nose of dark plum, clove, soy sauce, funky earth, sweet spice. Taste: smooth, mouthcoating, concentrated, rich wine with ripe plum, cassis, leather, bitter chocolate, and a long dry spicy earthy finish...ripe fruit and a seriously extracted style at 14.5% alc. — 2 days ago
Pretty, effusive and in a great spot now for early drinking - but this will go some way yet! The nose is very Médoc and almost Pauillac-like, with very pure aromatics and a prominent iron/graphite streak. The wine itself is medium to full-bodied, bright and vibrant, slightly zesty if not hugely concentrated, but well balanced and features a refreshing finish. — 10 days ago
Black cherry and plum tart emerging through aromas of violets dotting brown breads, shiitake and black oak. Cinnamon, cedar and clove coalesce. Raspberry reduction with currants. Hints of mints. Tart cherry palate brings cherry reduction and black currants, tons of dark cedar wrapped cigar, tart blackberry, peppercorn and cinnamon stick. Green notes suggest this is still young and half-blossomed despite the quarter century. Grainy tannins, though rounded.
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