Wow! On the nose, dark plums and black cherries, fresh dark liquorice.
On the palate. A first phase of dark plums, black cherries and black berries. Fairly quickly the dark fruit notes are cut through with black liquorice, secondary ripple effects of vegetation and hints of fresh mint. The final third engulfs the medley of flavours laced with fine leather. Medium tannin percolates around, staying for a final bow. Decanted 1hr and 45 min. Served with filet mignon with melted blue cheese, roasted vegetable medley sprinkled with goat’ cheese (sweet potatoes, beets, carrots), asparagus and green pea basil/mint puree (all prepared at home). — 10 days ago
Hands down one of my favorites! Deep ripe cherries highlight this Malbec. — 10 days ago
A blend of 50% Malbec, 22% Merlot, 22% Cab Sauv & 6% Cab Franc, aged in French oak 50/50 new & 1 year old, combining fruit from Luján de Cuyo and the Uco Valley. Deep Ruby with aromas of dark fruit, earthy and floral spice. On the palate flavors of blackberry and tart cherry flavors, with licorice, citrus and herb spice. Fine tannins, well balanced long finish ending with tart fruit and an earthy mineral character. Nice! — 19 days ago
Nice red blend. Dry with smooth tannins. Dark fruit flavors of dried plums, and a slight hint of blackberry. — 14 hours ago
Purchased at South Lyndale Liquors — 5 days ago
Bottle number 1644 of 6000 back in 2005. Major Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blend, along with Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Syrah. Double decanted and aerated for two hours. Deep garnet/ruby color with a clear rim.
At un-corking the nose is full of game blood; as the wine opens up; it evolves to scents of wood, blackberries, over ripe plum, sweet tobacco, and slight hints of dry spices.
After a couple of hours the mouthfeel is extremely balanced with iron, vanilla, jammy dark fruit, and dry mushroom. It is round and complex with dialed down alcohol, low but fresh acidity, supple tannings, and an enduring finish.
All in, this is a beautifully aged great old wine. I love it! — 21 days ago
Bold and deep, dark fruit, cassis, hints of licorice and tobacco. Too much acidity. — 6 days ago
Found at a local grocery store. More expensive than Costco. We thought it was on sale but it wasn’t. Older vintage than Costco. Not much difference between the 17 & 18. Will stock up on either one. — 12 days ago