Old World Wine Enthusiast from West Palm Beach, FL
On the nose, black cherry, earth, and tar dominate. Similar flavors are well balanced and backed by medium plus tannins. Finish is longer than average, and dominated by black fruits and tar. I haven't had this wine in a few years, but earlier vintages seemed a bit better. Certainly not bad, just not as good as I remember.
3/21/7/4/4 + 50 = 89 pts. — 18 days ago
Happy Fathers Day!
Black cherry, earth, leather, and truffle on the nose. On the palate, red and black cherry, earth, leather, are accompanied by medium tannins that are well integrated at this point, but still quite present. Long finish goes on for over a minute.
3/21/8/4/5 +50 = 91 pts. — 4 months ago
Drank 6/3/21. Excellent with a ribeye.
Plums and earth on the nose. Palate is round and flavorful with juicy plum, blackberry, and earth. Well integrated tannins. Finishes with dark fruit that lasts around 40 seconds. Drink now and over the next 3-5 years.
4/22/8/4/4 +50 = 92 pts. — 5 months ago
On the nose scents of black cherry are accompanied by clove, flowers, and some tar. Flavors of black cherry and earth are backed by medium, well integrated tannins, making this extremely light in the palate and easy to drink. Finishes with black cherry and cocoa.
4/21/9/5/3 + 50 = 92 pts.
A fantastic value. — 3 months ago
Black cherry, gravel, and just a hint of green pepper on the nose. Shows the concentration of the vintage with black cherry, cocoa, and earth in the palate. Quite tannic on the finish, which goes on for quite a while. Perhaps a bit simple, but overall a nice wine.
4/22/7/3/4 +50 = 90 pts. — 4 months ago
Drank 5/22/21. First of recent 6 bottle purchase.
Nose of plum. Baking spice, earth and black cherry. Flavors are well balanced, with black fruits, earth, tobacco, and a hint of spice. Medium plus finish. Quite enjoyable now, but should coast for the next 5-10 years.
4/22/8/4/4 +50 = 92 pts — 5 months ago
Drank 6/23/21. Excellent with Rigatoni Bolognese.
Cherry, earth, tar, leather, and a bit of shoe polish on the nose. Medium bodied, this has juicy red cherry flavors, with notes of earth and worn leather. Wonderfully balanced, this feels very light. Sour cherry and earth in the finish last for roughly a minute.
This is nice now and should last another 10 years plus.
3/22/9/5/4+ 50 =93 pts. — 4 months ago
Picked this bottle up from Total Wine a few years back. It was signed by the winemaker. I remember enjoying it at the time
The nose starts off nice with plum and gravel mixed with a bit of earth. Unfortunately it falls a bit flat on the palate which seems a bit thin. Dark fruits are present, but it does not possess the concentration and depth of the vintage. By no means bad, just a bit disappointing. Perhaps this is in a dumb phase, but I have not experienced a lot of that with other Bordeaux in this price range from the '15 vintage. You can do better for $30
4/20/6/3/3 +50 = 86 pts. — 5 months ago