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95 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2012
Deep ruby-red. Aromas and flavors of dark raspberry, iron, tobacco and licorice. Densely packed but juicy too, with terrific definition for such a youthful wine. This is the Bond wine from the lowest-altitude site. Closed today but already quite sexy. Like the Quella, this is most impressive today on the palate-staining finish, where silky tannins are perfectly buffered by the wine's mid-palate stuffing. (Incidentally, I underrated the 2008 St. Eden a year ago, when the wine was extremely backward. After a full year in the bottle, it offers utterly captivating aromas of raspberry, iron, tobacco and sage, with a sweet dark fruit center, and a captivating note of red cherry on the very long, fine-grained finish. I raised my score to 95.)