Author Anthony D526Site / BlogTrust Rating
Tasted On 10/18/2012Drink Dates 2005-2028
Dark burgundy-red color w/only a hint of amber edge; explosive nose of black fruit, cassis, and exotic spices; similar flavors on the palate, excellent grip, intense yet elegant; very complex; soft integrated tannins; amazingly intense long finish; a great Hermitage that is drinking well now and has plenty of life ahead.
Author rcmeredithSite / BlogTrust Rating
Tasted On 03/14/2011
This one has finally come out of its shell. Not especially typical - more floral red fruit than smoke and leather. Beautifully balanced, with firm but well integrated tannins sitting in the background. Could develop some more complexity over the next several years. Karen recommends decanting early. Comparisons with the 1988 will be interesting.
At Talulas Table paired with Wine Soaked Poussin, Parmesan Risotto,
Cipollini Piccalilli, and Fried Chicken Skin
Dark purple with a surprisingly explosive, super ripe dark fruits.Much more forward than the 1990 but not quite as delicious. This is very big and yet still showing finesse. Drank with 2.5 hours of air