Spectacular showing for this bottle. Purple in color, mostly opaque and bright. The nose has cassis, spice, slightly earthy along with some leathery notes. Full bodied.
Always a treat to drink a First growth. This is made in an old school style at a time when Bordeaux was kicking it up a bit. Accordingly, this wine was "disappointing" to many people on release (especially for the 1990 vintage). But thirty some years down the road, this wine is still proving its merits and in fact, this was better than a bottle consumed a few years ago. Purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose is perfumed and quite pretty. Cassis, strawberries, floral notes and a bit of dusty. Great texture. Powerful with firm tannins, yet supple. On the palate, black cherries,
I was apprehensive about this. Not a great vintage and 46 years from that vintage. The wine performed way above expectations. Ruby in color, some browning at the edges, clear and still somewhat bright. The nose has some cassis, some dried fruits, a bit of burnt sugar and slight oxidation. On the palate, cranberries and cassis with some dried forest floor. Light tannins. Good acidity. Some complexity. Long finish. While not a great Lafite perhaps, a very fun experience and outstanding wine. This works better with food though, considering how rare to get to try this, perhaps just e
This is Screaming Eagle's Merlot based wine. This year the blend is 61% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Cabernet Franc. It is still young and tight and took some time to open. That said, it was delicious. Purple in color, ruby at the rim, opaque and bright. The nose has black cherries, cherries, dark chocolate, violets and a bit of earthiness. Full bodied. Firm tannins. On the palate, this has a lush texture. Black cherries and cherries with some chocolate and char. Great balance. Long finish.
Pop and pour with no decanting. Purple in color, mostly opaque and bright. The nose is great with cherries, barnyard, cassis and truffles. Full bodied. Complex and layered with light tannins. This seems to be at peak. On the palate, cherries, dried cherries, and slight tobacco. Clean. Long finish. Contemplative on its own but better with a bit of food. Although it will drink well for another decade, it probably will start a slow slide down soon.
Classic Napa Cab. This is a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec, and 2% Cabernet Franc. The nose has cassis, dust, graphite, and mocha. Full bodied. Complex. Velvety texture. On the palate, cassis and black cherries with underlying spice/sandalwood. Firm tannins. Long finish. This is still young but drinking well. It should drink well over the next twenty years. A great wine to drink on its own or serve with braised lamb.
This wine is now called simply The Flight to prevent any confusion from thinking this is a second wine. It normally has a more significant percentage of Merlot, but in 2012, it is actually 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot, and 9% Cabernet Franc. Beautiful wine. Purple in color, ruby at the rim, opaque and bright. The nose has black cherries, cassis, cherries, graphite and slight black olives. Full bodied. Silky but rich texture. Great depth and balance. On the palate, black cherries, mocha, slight char and spice. Long finish. Delicious. Medium tannins. This is drinking well no
Always fun to get a chance at drinking an older wine. 1967 was a long time ago. The Beatles released Sgt.
This is a blend of 35% Cabernet Franc, Porkoláb-völgy, 29% Merlot, Porkoláb-völgy, 25% Tannat, Bati Kereszt, and 11% Kékfrankos, Bati Kereszt. It was brought up in separate lots aged in wood and blended for bottling. Purple in color with ruby at the rim. The nose is nice with black cherries, black olives, tobacco and a bit of chocolate. Full bodied. Medium tannins. Good acidity. On the palate, this has a perception of sweetness but drinks dry. Black cherries, plums and slight spice notes. Nice finish. This has some depth and complexity. It drinks well on its own and will work wel
From South Africa, this is a blend of 76% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 2% Petit Verdot. Deep purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose has black cherries, chocolate, slight tobacco, a hint of bell pepper and spice. Medium to full bodied. On the palate, the black cherries come thru along with some cherries and a bit of chocolate. Some depth. Good balance. Nice finish. This will drink nicely on its own but better with food. Drink over the next three to five years. It will work well with meatloaf or a burger.