NOSE: Cassis! Elderberry, a little cinnamon, spice box, waxy raisin, a little orange peel. A bit of chocolate. Graphite. Subdued, but smells really good.
TASTE: excellent. Juicy cassis, pretty smooth for a baby wine, a little bit of those warm spices you get on the nose, bitter chocolate and espresso on the finish. Not super complex but really tasty. 92. Suckling was right about this one. — 7 days ago
$20 wegmans — 2 months ago
Opens with these deep, dark plum, black olive and tar notes. Softens with air to blackberry with subtle mint aromas. Round, plush, and fairly one dimensional on the palate with dark black fruits. A little warm but still balanced with acid. Solid QPR, and super interesting nose. Drink now — a month ago
Good. Bought at Tokyu honten for ¥4,180. — 5 months ago
I rarely disagree by a wide margin with Stephen Tanzer about a rating, but I am going to here (although he rated this wine in 2006 - giving it an 87 - before it much chance to age). This wine is outstanding. It has a lot of plum, currants, black cherries, blueberries, and a hint of mocha. — 18 days ago
Earthy and balanced — 3 months ago