WE 95 JS 92 W&S 92 Pts - According to Wine Enthusiast - "Shows the elegance and pedigree that this estate vineyard, in the heart of the Oakville bench, always shows. The tannins are sweet and ripe, and the wine brims with luscious blackberry, cassis and mocha flavors, accented with new oak that’s flashy, yet perfectly in keeping with the wine’s volume. Should slowly mature over the years."
According to James Suckling - "A full-bodied red with lots of character, from spices such as cinnamon to grilled nuts. Plus plenty of fruit. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a long rich finish. Turns a little astringent. Give it three to five years of bottle age to soften."
According to Wine & Spirits - "It takes a day of air for this wine to fill out its structure, following a leaner path than many of its contemporaries. While not overly rich, it is luxurious, more juicy than jammy, with scents of cedar cooling down the fruit. Complexity should continue to develop as the structure mellows with age, layering herbal scents of tobacco with anise, black olive and red currant in a firm, elegant balance."
According to Wine Spectator - "Taut and tightly wound, with firm cedar, tobacco, cigar box and roasted herb flavors built around dried currant, mineral and spicy oak notes. Needs time. Decant for now. Best from 2012 through 2022."
According to Stephen Tanzer - "Bright ruby-red. Aromatic nose combines cherry, currant, chocolate, flowers and fresh herbs lifted by a note of spearmint oil. The juicy palate adds some tobacco and resiny spices to the mix, with a peppery quality contributing energy. The dusty, firm-edged tannins reminded me a bit of 2006, but this has better fruit."
Tasting Notes - "This wine offers intense aromas of ripe blackberry and boysenberry layered with baking spices and licorice. The entry is full and juicy with a velvety middle palate. Dark, mocha flavors emerge on the long finish with chewy, coating tannins." 14.5% ABV.
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gtin No Size 750 ML Standard Rating 95 Points, 92 Points, 89 Points, 88 Points
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