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Tasted On 12/16/2009
Deep ruby core with a slight fade to brick in the meniscus. Wonderful nose of jammy raspberry , camphor , hints of animal musk , and cherry blossom. Palate shows ripe raspberry and black pepper up front in a medium to full weight. Black licorice , kirsch , and leather flavors in the mid palate. Heat picks up in the ridiculously long finish with black fruits and spice lingering. WOW! Can't wait to try the 07!!
Very heady perfumes of dark licorice, cr?me de cassis, beef?s blood, garrigue and dark cherry liqueur notes explode from the glass. The palate is loaded in a full throttle, extraverted, no holds barred style that is still evocative of not only symmetry, but subtlety. This is a thrill seeking pleasure ride that also offers plenty of provocative notions along the way. To be totally honest, this is just a slight hair behind the ?04 Deus Ex Machina, and at a fraction of the price. Not bad for a 'lesser cuvee,? huh?