(2009 Vintage) Full bright ruby. Superripe aromas of blackberry, licorice, mint, menthol and musky tobacco, plus an exotic suggestion of white fruit; almost a porty suggestion here. Sweet, lush and silky, with a layered texture to the intense plum and chocolatey oak flavors. As seamless and creamy as this is, it also boasts a high pitch and a brisk quality. Finishes with suave, dusty tannins and a whiplash of fruit. Drink this now or over the next several years.
Just poured it out after two sips. Fizzy. Not sure if corked, per se, but really flat, no fruit. Not sure why fizzy though.
fruity but dark purple. a little high in sulfite, even after decanting. Joulet doesn't like it
drank at Armours 3/28/11. yummy, nice finish, hint of blackberry.
rich, velvety tannins, long berry/spicy finish
nice and smooth, but nothing special
perfect from the first taste
The Park. August 2013
bitter bite dry
Billig i Netto
flat low fruit
- over 3 years
Wine Spectator(2012 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/20/2014
Wine Advocate(2004 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate
Wine Spectator(2006 Vintage)
Wine Spectator(2009 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/15/2011