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Aina-marie K.
Aina-marie K.
2002 - Glen Carlou Grand Classique
Aug 26, 2009
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Mike P.
Mike P.
2003 - Rustenberg John X Merriman
May 22, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
Decanted 1 hour. The color shows a very bright ruby. The nose is a bit subdued. Some dried fruit, all medium dark. Some currant and sulphur and camphor. There is a very nice note of cinnamon? Not sure, but I like it. The palate reveals an amazing purity of dark fruits, great subdued tannins, and a super elegance not usually found in a $30 wine. A plushness is evident, one that I fear many correlate over-ripeness to. I relate it to an acid level right on the mark. A 30 second aftertaste with a tinge of sweetness. Nice. A four grape blend that is sure to please. Note to self; get more.
Michael P.
Michael P.
2005 - Rustenberg John X Merriman
old world meets new world meets totally unique!
May 20, 2008
1 star 1 star 1 star
A really snappy green peppercorn quality that somehow totally works in concert with classic bordeaux profile. All of this eventually mellows to show very WA state-like tart cherry. Really unique.

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