It’s a really nice reddish shade and totally see-through. The nose is gorgeous- strawberry, cherry, earth and game. On the initial palate I get rich red cherry reduction, leather, mushroom, forest floor- all flavors I was hoping for in an aged Pinot from Burgundy. The mid palate shows me red currants, more cherry, crisp acidity and a very fine grained tannic structure. There is a green streak on the finish that gives it a bit of zing but is dominated by tart cherry and pomegranate. This wine is very complex and layered. The finish is long and mouth watering. I am really enjoying it and think it is at peak, drinking well for at least another decade. Filet Mignon is on tap for the pairing. 92 points from me but I have no pricing info. New vintages are going for over $85. I would give it 5 stars, the cellaring has rewarded me well. Salut….
Mocha and plum nose that entices. Initial taste of dark plum and black cherry with some ganache. Still young with firm tannins and crunchy acidity. Mid palate hints of coffee and chocolate powder. Very dry finish that coats the teeth and gums which tells me this wine is a keeper. I may have poured too soon. It got 94 points from the pro’s but I’m going with 90 for now. 2017-2025 would be a suggested window to let the tannins meld more. It lists at $85, which is rather steep making it a 3 star wine in my books. Salut….