Dark inky in color with a short purple rim.
Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, raisins, vanilla, cedar, licorice, cloves, cola, light vegetables, leather, coffee, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, spices and black pepper.
Full bodied, smooth and bold, with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, figs, raisins, vanilla, cedar, licorice, cola, chocolates, mocha, coffee, tobacco, leather, graphite, beef jerky and peppercorn.
Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.
This 4 year old Bordeaux Blend from Napa is very fruity with great complexity and a great mouthfeel. Well balanced and spicy. Rich, extracted and delicious.
Peaking now and will be good in the next few years.
Good right out of the bottle and better after 30 minutes of airtime, when tannins come in.
I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers, but it is so yummy all by itself. Thank you Alex for sharing this with me.
Wine Enthusiasts 90 points.
Delightful and very drinkable, so watch out with all that alcohol...😃
15% alcohol by volume.
$35. — 4 days ago
Nice way to christen the countertop...
Luscious nose of cherry jam and cigar. Drum tight, dry mouthfeel. Not a pop-n-pour, but requires air and bottle age. Excellence in the making. Good fruit profile displaying black and red fruits, along with rose petals. Does not resemble a cab franc. A pure finish with clarity and precision. — 5 days ago
🎄 Advent Halfy Calendar Day 10 🎄
🎅 Santa says “I thought I was a fruity chap but this blends got me beat Ho Ho Ho”
📝 I say a crazy blend that works really well to deliver a Choc cherry raspberry gateaux 🎅 “mmmmm Cake, Santa likes cake”
⏩ 🍾 Mrs E got Laurent Perrier Brut NV
📍 Mas de Daumas Gassac 2013
🏵 90 points
🍇 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5.4% Merlot, 5.3% Tannat, 3.8% Cabernet Franc, 2.5% Malbec, 2% Pinot Noir, 9% other rare varieties
🍷 Deep opaque ruby
👃 An soft oak red & black fruit explosion through cocoa cream of black current/berry, blueberry, dark cherry & raspberry forming a black forest gateaux
👄 Med body of chocolate infused blackcurrant & dark cherry w/ raspberry & blackberry I med+ acidity
🎯 Med+ black cherry gateaux light linger
— 2 days ago
Made from 50% Garnacha and 50% Cariñena from 50+ years old vines!
Decanted for 4 hours !
Great nose of ripe blackberries, plum, smoky, herbs from the hills of Priorat, espresso and LLicorella !
On the palate again this great black fruit flavors, truffle, a juicy acidity, verry smooth tannins, and a long aftertaste !!! Great job Salvador!!! 94 DSP — 6 days ago
Sometimes luck is on your side and your friend opens up an amazing bottle of wine and says had you had this yet. What ensued was such a wonderful mixture of red and dark fruits that complement each other superbly. This wine has all the usual characteristics of a Bordeaux Blend. Such an enjoyment to drink. This is a superbly crafted bottle of wine. — 3 years ago
@Delectable Wine It says straight Shiraz on the back label
Truly this is a great wine
Truly elegant but also full flavour on the palate
We find from the fruit ( quite dark, but nevertheless crisp) to spices, cola, olive brine, basil, coffee, butterscotch and plenty more.
Very long finish
I think I will try to hold in my other bottle for at least 5 years to see what happens
I am very happy with this 🤗 — 4 days ago
@Delectable Wine This is a Wine Club exclusive called “Sisters”.
From such a structured Napa vintage and deriving from Mount Veeder I was expecting (and hoping for) more supporting tannins and backbone.
Too “smooth” for my liking it almost comes across as having some residual sugar?
Should find plenty of fans in the Big & Bold camp. — 2 days ago
Licorice, red candy, cherry red apple raspberry delight. Big, juicy and fruity. Round and supple. Delish!
Next day, after vacuum-sealed overnight: smells like blackberry pie dessert! Round brambly blackberries with soft spices delight the tongue in this dessert of a drinker! — 2 days ago
Bevan Cellars “ Ontogeny” is an entry level cab with a high-end taste. Decanted about 30 minutes this wine turns into a delicious, full -mouthed experience with hints of bing cherries, spiced chocolate and floral finish. A must try for serious cab drinkers. — 5 days ago