Dunn wines have a reputation for taking a long time to come around.  This one is just getting there.  The cork crumbled on opening.  Decanted for sediment (and cork bits) and served.  Purple in color, opaque and bright.  The nose is very nice with leather, cassis, slight tobacco and earthiness.  The nose is mature but not past.  On the palate, this has a wonderful texture.  Lush but silky.  The palate tastes great, not young but not quite at maturity.  Cassis with underlying tobacco and earth.  Deep.  Great balance.  Nice finish.  Delicious.  This drinks great on its own and should work well with roasts.  I had it with a chocolate soufflé (we were celebrating) and it worked well with that too.  It may still gain a bit as it gets too peak over the next five years or so, and should make great drinking for another twelve to fifteen years.  

Grade: 
A
Score: 
93
Vintage: 
1997
Current Price: 
$165.00USD

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