45 min decant(decent chunky/fine sediment). A remarkable medium garnet color with bricking. On the nose: beautiful perfumed notes burst from the glass with sour cherry, mint, dusty earth, currants, wet cedar, green bell pepper....could sniff all night! Taste: soft and round, smooth, elegant wine with raspberry, cedar, currants, musky earth, and a nice dark chocolate cherry finish. YUM! A wine that has hit its stride over the past few years with time to go. — 16 hours ago
tgiving, boston, with Lees 11.24.22 — 3 days ago
Dark ruby. Decanted 30min, needs to open up a bit tight out of the bottle. Opens up very nicely. Dark fruit - cassis, blackberry, black cherry and maybe not of blueberry. Oak. Grippy tannins and nice finish. Always a good night when a bottle of Realm is opened. — 6 days ago
2010 1st label. Dark ruby. 55 merlot, 40 Cabernet Sauvignon and 5 petit Verdot. On the nose, leather, truffle, forest floor, plum. On the palate, cherry, caramel, oak, vanilla. Complex with good depth of flavor. Medium- Long finish. 9.6. Can buy at total wine. — 15 days ago
NOSE: plum…cherry…yeast…and — I’m not joking — DEAD MOUSE. Like, right out of the mousetrap. Also some kind of wild brambly berry cordial. Also, raspberry tea.
TASTE: silky cherry - you can really taste the cherry pits. Light-medium weight. A little almond extract. Some herbs I can’t quite peg - like a really mild clove. Weak drip coffee on the finish. Mild mannered (you’ll notice all my adjectives connoting watered-down), but good. No dead animal tastes that I notice. 🤣
To me, this is an 89 or a 90 … I usually err on the lower side of my instincts, but I think a 90 is warranted. — 9 days ago
Dark rubi robe and no sign of the age, nose of tobacco, blackcurrant, roasted pepper notes and a hint of flowers. Not a blockbuster like the 89 but this is elegant, complex, and oh soo good. No rush but probably no more development. Excellent bottle of classical claret. — 18 hours ago