OK. My first 100 point review for Intowine.com. And it deserves it. This bottle was opened about 7 hours prior to consuming and decanted about an hour prior. That seemed about right but it could probably have taken a lot more air. The thing I loved about it was how smooth and elegant it is while a the same time not being in any way shy or reserved or even feminine. Think Cary Grant. Purple in color. The nose is great with cassis, slight dark chocolate, slight coffee grounds. Also some cedar and spice. On the palate, this is seamless. Juicy. deep and layers of tight complexity un
Wow. What a gorgeous wine. Not a fruit bomb but clearly from sunshine and California. Deep purple in color, shimmering and bright. The nose is great with cassis, chocolate and spice. Wonderful texture. It just spreads itself across the papate. Depth yet precision. Cassis, slight dark chcolate, with gravel undertones. Long, long finish. This was pop and pour and that was a mistake. An hour of air and it no doubt hits the 100 mark. Ready to drink now, but will last 40 years. Amazing wine.
Excellent wine from what is generally considered an off vintage in Napa. Of course, what is an off vintage for some may still be an outstanding wine. While this did seem to lag behind the 2012 and 2014, it is still fantastic and with time may outdistance them. Time will tell. For now, this has purple color with a ruby rim. The nose has cassis, some dark cherries, cedar and spice. On the palate, this is full bodid but not overtly ripe. Trust be told, this would show better on its own and not up against its siblings at this point. It has a nice complexity. Great cassis fruit with fir
Wow. Maybach continues to be one of the top wineries anywhere in the world. This is just fantastic. I have no doubt that more decanting or cellar time takes this to the 100 point level. This is a mailing list to be on. Purple in color. The nose is fantstic with cassis, floral notes, gravel and pencil lead. Also some cedar and spice. On the palate, what a texture. Juicy, velvety and seamless. Lots of cassis fruit with depth. An underpinning of gravel. Firm tannins at the moment. This is a 3o plus year wine. Long finish. Just gorgeous.
This is an amazing wine. It is still young but like most of Russell Bevan's red wines, this is already drinking well. As an aside, it's funny how Bevan's white wines take longer to be ready than his reds. Inky purple in color with a ruby rim. The nose is gorgeous with cassis, some pencil lead and cedar. On the palate, a big and bold wine but not rough. Lots of cassis fruit with depth. Just delicious. I think a couple years brings out that depth a bit and this gets to be a perfect score. Right now its like a bottomless pit. Long finish. At the same time, this wine has the acidity