A recent gift from someone with whom I do business. Nice gift.
Started slow...still needed more time than a hour decant. But, really started to blossom on the second pour.
This was about as savory & herbaceous as a Napa Cabernet gets. After 19 years in bottle slightly over delivering on its RP rating.
A better Allen Brothers Ribcap wine than the 04 Cos D’ Estournel at this point & time. — 10 days ago
Opened Oct 14, 2020, slow ox 1 hour in the bottle. Almost no ageing signs, very nice and still young, in blind tasting was mistakenly identified as its brother, Gavarini Chinera 1998, which, opened that night along, turned out very mature with nice nose and black fruits - as the Casa Mate presumingly should be. Should have been the orher way around - per the vineyards cpecs, interesting. Hold — a year ago
Delicious - even without food — 6 days ago