(2009 Vintage) A powerful wine with spicy blackberry and blueberry fruit, cinnamon, sage, coriander and tobacco flavors. Elegantly structured with fresh acidity and fine tannins.
ripe red fruits on nose and some cassis. flavors of strawberry and dense ripe berries with viscous mouth feel. medium plus tannins, but opened up after decanting. long finish and balanced even though 15.5%.
Fantastic in every way. Great smell. Great initial taste. Great finish.
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Wine & Spirits(1997 Vintage) Simply one of the best wines in the world. On a par with the first growths of Bordeaux; capable of long term cellaring but also enjoyable now, bursting with dark berry fruit. Although packed with blackberry, cassis and spice, this wine has a beautifully pure mineral component that lifts the wine on your palate, making it seem simultaneously chewy and silky at the same time. 38% of this vintage is made with grapes from the one of the jewels of Napa mdash; the To Kalon Vineyard.
Wine Advocate(1997 Vintage)