A little late for the 2007 thread, but tried yesterday. Bouquet of plums and dark cherries mixed with some light sense of herbs and a touch of oak. Wonderful feel in the mouth, true cashmere and a sure sense of balance between rich and sugar-tinged red and black fruit, a little meats, glance of dill (cheese brings this out) and melding of acids and tannins. Thoroughly enjoyable and should develop some further complexity over the next 2 years. My deep thanks to Marshall Gelb for parting with a couple bottles of his allocation for me to have the chance to try.
I very much liked this wine also, Mike, after opening a bottle a couple of months ago in Tucson. Some excellent concentration and depth of fruit; some tannins in evidence; rich texture on the palate. As you indicate it should develop over the next few years into a fine bottle.
I love this wine, and indeed, sanely priced for a cab of this quality and character. Did anyone catch Laube’s blog today? He sheds some light on what was (to me anyway) a great mystery as to the cabernet fruit source.