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2002 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion
2016 Antinori Tignanello
2018 Joseph Phelps Insignia
2002 Chateau La Mission Haut Brion | WA 92
"The freshness of color, a rather dense purple makes on think of a year both vigorous and full-flavored. In the mouth the structure of the wine reveals itself at once. The ripe tannins are immediately noticeable quickly giving way to sensations of smooth full-flavor. This is a well-balanced wine within a rather rigid framework. The wood is present though not in excess. Progressively the delicate and silky richness emerges but without blotting out the bittersweet trace of the well dissolved tannins."
2016 Antinori Tignanello | WE 99
"Marchesi Antinori 2016 Tignanello (Toscana). This fragrant, savory red carries aromas of underbrush, plum, blue flower, cocoa and camphor on the nose. The polished palate boasts juicy Marasca cherry, ripe blackberry, licorice, tobacco and an appealing hint of game. Silky tannins and bright acidity keep it balanced and elegant." *#1 Wine of Top Cellar Selections of 2020.
2018 Joseph Phelps Insignia | JS 99
"Blackberry and black chocolate with mint, conifer and clove. Sweet tobacco, violets and flowers, too. Some graphite. Cool and complex. Full-bodied with ultra fine, dusty tannins and a wonderful, extremely long finish. Savory and refined. A classic-styled 2018. This needs time, but is so approachable and gorgeous. One of the best Insignias ever. Alive and changing all the time. 40% Stags Leap AVA. 87% cabernet sauvignon, 8% petit verdot, 3% malbec and 2% cabernet franc. Leave this for five or six years, but so wonderful now."