One of the stars of the vintage, and a remarkable achievement in 2008, with impressive richness, this dense purple colored wine is almost as opaque as the 2010. Spring flowers, crushed rocks, creme de cassis and some subtle oak are followed by a full-bodi
Wow. This is really impressive for the vintage, with a solid core of raspberry, currants and spices. Full and round, with velvety tannins and a long, long finish. Superb winemaking for the vintage. Try after 2013.
93-95 Barrel sample. This is very rich, very ripe, maybe even too much, but the fruit is certainly inviting. The tannin is lost in the welter of ripe fruits, that give a jammy, concentrated character. Only at the end does a chewy aspect emerge.
This is dark and brooding, with a tarry wall holding the black currant, melted licorice and espresso notes at bay for now. Extra roasted sage, cedar and briar push in on the finish, which shows an old-school hint. Rock-solid. Best from 2013 through 2021.
Initially this shows a vegetal (orange pepper) streak next to the riper vintages, but this clears to reveal an appealingly old-school, ‘clarety’ style in beautiful proportion. The tannin is quite thick, yet still harmonious and coherent, and the wine reta
Nose is not that expressive - just a hint of herbs and cedar. Palate is very refined with dark berry fruit, cigar and black tea leaf notes. Very long in the finish. Subtle complexity. Intense without heaviness. This wine was tasted blind alongside 24 other top Cabernet-based reds from around the world.by jeannie cho lee in 2012
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