Author Phil the GreekSite / BlogTrust Rating
Tasted On 05/11/2012
What a giant wine. Needs a couple of hours to breath (after being decanted) Hard to believe this is mostly Merlot. Fantastic
nose, lost of big dark fruits with soft tannins. Multiple layers of soft but robust dark fruit. Well continue to get better for a least 5 years
Author ckmillerSite / BlogTrust Rating
Tasted On 04/23/2011
Not sure if the bottle was stored properly before we bought it. The wine seemed older than a lot of the 96's i've been drinking, and past its prime, short finish, faded dark fruit, but with little older notes to balance it out.
A lovely integration of decadent black cherry and oak were expressed in the nose, as well as notes of anise and smoke. The attack began gorgeously, but wasn't as seamless as the previous wine in the flight. Plenty of scorched earth and pressed berry flavors danced their way through the finish.