11yr Wedding Anniversary! Wine needed a decant but we didn’t have time. Dark purple color. Great nose of cedar, dark cherries, and rustic elements. Was surprised by the olives and meats on the palate. Was very CDP like. Not sure if it’s in a weird spot, an off bottle, or meant to be that type of blend. Wasn’t bad, but not my style. Medium depth and finish. — a day ago
This evolves decently over a couple of hours. Starts off discombobulated: tight, spicy, and herbal-ish, but turns into a structured, more mature powerful red despite its eighteen year old age.
At about the two hour mark the color is purple to ruby. Pronounced initial intensity with with redcurrant, blackcurrant, plus ripe red and black plum; followed by black pepper, clove, cedar, and finally meat and game blood. Dry, medium acidity, medium tannings, high alcohol, full bodied with high flavor intensity and a lengthy finish.
Very good wine. — 2 days ago
Delightfully drinkable slightly chilled - room temperature does not mean 30C! — 10 days ago
Waitrose. Delightful red and very much drinkable again. — 14 days ago
Nice surprise with Max and Rachel. WOM 4/22. — a day ago
v14. Very good. Nice green cedar nose. Juicy, jammy, blackberry fruit. Smooth, full, cloying, slightly chewy licorice finish . Everything you would want! Enjoyable. — 24 days ago