Enjoyable excellent blend — 7 months ago
Dark fruit — a month ago
Clean crisp, tropical smooth finish. 2019 vintage on 9/28/2021 — a year ago
Opened but not decanted. Initially nose was a bit disjointed and flavors were reserved. About two hours in, nose improved and primary Cabernet flavors emerged somewhat. Overall, tannins resolved with more secondary flavor profile. Smooth. No signs of fading but no reason to wait either.
12/22 — 3 months ago
Decanted for a few hours and taken to Kochi in Hells Kitchen. Light straw color. Vibrant and viscous in the glass. Old Leflaive petrol and reductive nose. Notes of citrus fruit, lemon crème, wet stones, petrol, tan spice, hazelnut and white flowers. Good balance of rich fruit with still strong acidity. Long finish. Bottles this fresh easily have a decade or more of pleasure in front of them. At peak but still has plenty to give. — 4 months ago
One of the finest ipa’s available. Smelling it, you might think Seville Oranges, but this is no marmalade. It’s resinous, bitter, but not over the top. You always want more.
Paired with spicy coconut shrimp, ya!
Numerical ratings for beer vs. wine should be taken with a….. — a year ago
Taken to The Pocket in Carmel. Nice dark murky tawny color, opaque. Black fruit nose including notes of blackberries and blueberries, gravel stone, mocha, some menthol and some wood. Tannins are resolved, leaving silky fruit. In a good drinking window. — a month ago