Simple pop and pour. Still a big tannic monster with a nice dose of oak and vanilla. This bottle, from OWC, had a slight green streak in it that I hadn’t found in other bottles from the case. Still, very enjoyable with a big mouthfeel and long finish.
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Wife & I opened the same last night. Took about 3 hours of decanting before it started smoothing out a bit. Love the leather, tobacco, plum earthy nose and flavors on this one. later in the evening ( 4+hours ) was getting a little metallic flavor in there too. lush and long.
Novy 06 Gary’s…green streak I wasnt crazy about…even after 24 hours still there. Otherwise a fine drink, especially for the price.
Inama Carmenere 05. A little dusty, some nice red and dark berries, short finish. Good for the price.
Carlisle 06 Cardiac Hill Corked
Pride Merlot 02 Sentimental value 1 year anniversary wine in Napa. One of the wines that started me into this money pit. When I first had it I thought it was so intense…now, not so much but still good fruit and decent lenght in it. Ok wine, not great for the price.
Hi Bill. I first had the 03’ Monbousquet almost 2 yrs ago and it was a big tannic monster as you commented. I had it again this spring with a 4-6 hr decant and it was much better. Nice bordeaux for the price. The 2000 Monbousquet, however, is better.