5/01. Bought at auction, May-96 for $130.
Fried slices of eggplant with small chunks of veal brains in tomato sauce
I last tasted this magnificent wine more than two years ago. Tonight, for a Friday night dinner at home, I decided to pull the cork of my last bottle.
Dorit made a nice 'simple' dinner that was both superbly tasty and befitting the great wine.
Traditional roasted stew with rice and gravy
Fresh cherries and raspberries in yoghurt and honey
COLOR: Medium-dark ruby red. Very thin clearing around the rim. Plenty of 'legs' on the glass.
NOSE: Wonderful fully forward aromas of black forest fruit with bouquet of wet earth, pencil-tip and wood tones. The nose is deep, rich and beautifully rounded. Not a baby anymore but no signs of age. Just a perfectly mature, extremely elegant and well balanced nose.
TASTE: Mouthfilling winyness to unimaginable degree. Multi-flavored multidimensional wine, with amazing degrees of complexity. Rich tasty and yielding, yet noble and elegant from start to finish. Highly concentrated and powerful but wonderfully balanced and far from a blockbuster fruit bomb. Delicious!
LENGTH: Simply never ending. The vibrating aftertaste lingers on and on and on...
TEXTURE & BALANCE: Full bodied fully textured wine that is stylish and elegant all the way. Concentrated and winey but not to a point that would mask its flavor nuances. Ripe (though not 'old') fruit, fresh acidity and round soft tannins, combine to present a perfectly balanced jewel of wine.
OVERALL: Extraordinary!! At its absolute peak now to my taste, though will surly stay on and develop for years to come.
|MARK: 19.5/20.||BUY MORE? Yes.|
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Jacob "Yak" Shaya.