From Magnum.  This is a blend of 30% Mourvedre, 22% Zinfandel, 13% Syrah, 13% Tempranillo, 12% Grenache, and 10% Petite Sirah.  The bottle was opened for air for around 24 hours prior to serving.  Drank over two nights, it was consistent both nights.  Inky purple in color, opaque and bright.  The nose has black cherries, plums, black raspberries, cherries, gravel, black pepper and floral notes.  Crazy good and complex.  Full bodied and full throttle.  On the palate, all of those purple and red fruits seem to come out with underlying minerality and gravel.  Juicy acidity.  15.9% ABV but no sign of it.  This has high energy and dances across the palate without being weighty.  Delicious.  Long finish.  This is still drinking young in this format.  I would still plan on drinking this over the next ten to twelve years to enjoy the show.  It drinks great on its own and will take big food to stand up to it.  Perhaps spicy Indian food or something off the grill.  

Grade: 
A+
Score: 
98
Vintage: 
2014
Current Price: 
$140.00USD

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