Author DougSite / BlogTrust Rating
Tasted On 04/23/2013
Decanted six hours and consumed over the following three. Great nose of black and blue fruit, charcoal, vanilla and a damp flower kind of thing. The tannins smoothed out over the course of the decant but the wine is still extremely young. This is a powerful but well balanced wine. Waiting at least three years to open the next one. I suspect it will improve, maybe by a lot.
Author VinoDepartureSite / BlogTrust Rating
Tasted On 02/09/2012
The nose on this is intoxicating. Rich dark fruit, a bit of meatiness...very aromatic. At this point in its life, the palate doesn't quite live up to the nose, but shows obvious promise for the future. Nicely balanced fruit, tame tannins, but with an acidity that gets in the way for me for current drinking. That said, I'm confident that this will integrate over the coming years. This is a serious wine that one day will be great. As an earlier taster said, this is not a fruit bomb. It's a complex wine that begs for more time in the cellar. My last bottle will be hidden deep in the cellar, not to be found before 2015!