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Score: 87 | June 1, 2012 |
A distinctly ripe dark fruited nose of plum and black cherry is trimmed in distinct earth scents that carry over to the rich, round and suave flavors that possess good mid-palate concentration and a velvety mouth feel on the mocha-infused finish. This is certainly generous and attractive in its fashion but for my taste is lacks a bit of energy.
Score: 89 | April 1, 2012 | Wine Enthusiast
This is a very good Cabernet. It’s made in a drinkable style, with jammy blackberry, blueberry, and cherry flavors and a sweet, toasty coating of new French oak. Drink this flashy wine now and over the next years.
Score: 88 | April 1, 2012 | Wine & Spirits
A quiet, creamy white with scents of Bosc pear along with some golden spice from oak, this is light and pear-juicy. For pan-roasted sandre or perch.
Score: 88 | April 1, 2012 | Wine & Spirits
A fragrant and concentrated 2009, this wine is full and rich, its texture more dense satin than Chambolle’s airy silk. The cherry flavors run deep and the tannins are broad and supple, with hints of earthy funk in the aroma adding complexity to the fruit. A fine expression of the vintage.
Score: 87 | April 1, 2012 | Wine Enthusiast
A bit abrupt, with edgy tannins, but quite good for the price. Give it an hour or two in a decanter to let it mellow, and enjoy the blackberry, black currant and oak flavors.
Score: 88 | February 6, 2012 | Wine Enthusiast
Score: 88 | January 10, 2012 | Burghound
A fresh and very pretty, indeed perfumed nose of ripe red pinot fruit give way to round, supple and easy to like flavors that culminate in a somber but complex and reasonably persistent finish. This forward effort is already drinking well.
Score: 87 | January 10, 2012 | Burghound
A pretty and very pinot nose of red and dark berry fruit leads to delicious, round and reasonably well detailed flavors that offer a balanced finish of acceptable length. This isn't especially complex but it's unreasonable to expect a whole lot more at this price point.
Score: 89 | January 1, 2012 | Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Deep red. Highly perfumed, lively aromas of raspberry and cherry complemented by zesty mineral and garrigue notes. Round and silky on the palate, showing a deep, sweet red fruit quality and very soft tannins. Finishes with very good cling and length, leaving behind a jammy red fruit note. This fruity wine is already easy to drink.
Score: 89 | January 1, 2012 | Wine Spectator
Very racy, with taut red licorice and red currant fruit notes coursing along, pushed by spice, violet and iron notes on the back end. Not big, but fresh and lively. Drink now through 2014.