Metamorphosis

Dom Pérignon

Metamorphosis by Iris Van Herpen Champagne Blend 2004

For some reason the bubbles on this bottle are more pronounced than I recall. Still delicious with medium yeasty ness and great acid with a nice rocky mineral driven finish. — 6 months ago

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Mitchell

Peppertree Vineyard Shiraz 2013

Opens up and metamorphosis takes place: powder fine tannin to boot. — 3 years ago

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Château Margaux

Margaux Premier Grand Cru Classé Red Bordeaux Blend 1954

What a treat. From the company to the antics of the cork removal, all was fantastic. Not surprised with some immediate mustiness on the nose, giving way to a rich but smooth aged blue cheese, mushrooms, soy sauce, earth, and just a faint hint of dried red fruit. Over the next 20 minutes the glass development was out of control, changing with each and every whiff and sip. Earthy umami, oxidative, and and slightly stewed reds to begin quickly opened to nice dried strawberries on the palate and nose, and advancing to moderately subdued ripened strawberries and cranberries- after 61 years and still kickin with fruit! Amazing. Then after about 20 minutes of rapid metamorphosis, it gave in and decided to fade to a very pleasant sipper...awesome. — 5 years ago

Rajiv AyyangarTim Herrmann
with Rajiv and Tim
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Limerick Lane

Russian River Valley Syrah Rosé 2017

Cellared these since last summer and they’ve gone through an awesome metamorphosis. On release they were heavily acid driven with beautiful light fruit. Now the syrah and grenache really shine through while braced by that now integrated acidity leaving a beautifully limpid rose. Delicious. — 2 years ago

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Severn Goodwin

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I love letting rosé rest, it does usually evolve some new and nuanced traits, rewarding.

Jaffe Estate

Metamorphosis Saint Helena Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

Great cab. Smooth and rustic. Well balanced. Enjoyed it on New Years Eve 12/31/2015 — 5 years ago

Joanna Clark
with Joanna

A.P. Vin

Kanzler Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011

An interesting metamorphosis: at first taste last night, it seemed to be past its prime, with a brown sugar hint, and just a touch too much toasted oak on the nose. Come back to it tonight, and it seemed to bounce back to its prime, focusing on the fruit, balance and elegance we expected. — 3 years ago

Michael Martinez
with Michael

La Bastide Blanche

Bandol Mourvedre Blend 2004

Huge olive, big earthy herbal notes, almost eucalyptus. Bright sour cherry, chalky and alive, long bitter finish. It is a weird and beautiful beast...back one hour later. Huge metamorphosis to a dark fruit bomb with butter brioche and bitter chocolate. In Mexico they call this El vino loco. — 4 years ago