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Allen Meadows - Score: 92-94 (2017 Apr.)As is usually the case this is both more aromatically elegant and slightly more restrained with its cool collection of red and dark currant, lilac, plum and wet stone where an interesting hint of mandarin orange shows up. The sleek, intense and even more mineral-driven middle weight flavors possess focused power and if not the same size and weight as the Baudes, then certainly more refinement thanks to the relatively fine-grained tannins on the wonderfully long finish. While this is also quite firm, this should be approachable after 6 to 8 years or so.
Vinous - Score: 92-94 (2017 Jan.)Medium red. The nose suggests a more angular wine than the Baudes, offering scents of black cherry, cola and fresh flowers. Then wonderfully sweet and broad but firmly built, conveying superb density of texture and inner-mouth lift without any rough edges. The serious but refined tannins saturate the palate and leave the taste buds refreshed. Really captivating sweetness here.