Author EsteSite / BlogTrust Rating Tasted On 12/25/2012
After a 2 hour decant, and consumed over 6 hours. Still showing great, deep color after 27 years. Garnet at the edge. Nose is memorably complex mix of tar, mushrooms, forest floor, very earthy evolving to dark chocolate, ripe cherries, leather, hints of lavender and licorice. Well balanced, silky tannins. Lots of dark chocolate, raisins, bing cherry, becoming more supple, floral, candied with hints of roasted bone marrow.
Author JeffSite / BlogTrust Rating
Tasted On 04/02/2009
Decanted for 3.5 hrs prior to serving. Dark crimson with just a touch of lightening at the rim. What a gorgeous nose. Filled with tar, earth, sour cherry and t and a. In the mouth, it has great structure with the electric acidity balanced by the still robust tannins and a compelling sweetness. Long, long finish. Over time the nose became even riper and showed hints of tobacco as well. Very impressive showing. Wine was great with extended air time - i imagine there's even more to come over the next 5-10 yrs.