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  • Jan 31, 2013 at 6:12pm
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    grittyk's Review:
    Added Jan 31, 2013 at 6:12pm
    Just bought this wine ... it's probably been through some rough shelf time as they have released more recent vintages. I didn't find it as wonderful as some others here, but it may be about condition, not the winemakers. It did have a lot of Bordeaux attributes and was not as what I'd call a big bold Aussie wine--which I liked! Great nose, but taste had a bit of that "box wine" sweetness. I'll definitely see if I can find a more recent vintage.

  • Jan 26, 2013 at 5:54pm
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    Added Jan 26, 2013 at 5:54pm
    Merlot 46%,Cabernet Sav. 28%, Malbec 26%. JUICY. Great nose and nice finish. This is a fun wine (went great with a veggie and salami loaded homemade pizza). When I think Oregon, it's pinot of course (gris and noir). This shows me the state is not just a one-trick pony. This has hints of complexity ... certainly not the structure or depth of a $25-50 California meritage, but for around $13, I'm very pleased and will buy again.

  • Jan 16, 2013 at 7:06pm
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    Added Jan 16, 2013 at 7:06pm
    This is a bomb of a bordeaux. Although young, it is extremely drinkable now, but it will definitely improve over 3-5 years. Lots of fruit, nice balance with minerals and tartness. Great wine and a great value! Buy by the case if you can! I got three bottles, but now wish I'd bought more.

  • Sep 14, 2012 at 6:05pm
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    Added Sep 14, 2012 at 6:05pm
    Lots of fruit. Tastes very young still... the alcohol/hot taste is still strong. Cassis and licorice dominate layers of dark flavors. Very long finish. It's almost, dare I say, "goth." This is second day open for me (and only about 1.5 hours in decanter tonight) and I think it will improve a great deal with more time in the decanter--or, of course, more time in the bottle. Still for a 1994 vinatage Port that I got for under $40, I am pleased. If I had another bottle, I'd hold for 5-10 more years, or as long as I could hold out.

  • Jul 19, 2012 at 5:36pm

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    grittyk's Review:
    Added Jul 19, 2012 at 5:35pm
    Many on other sites say this wine is over the hill and Wine Spectator said best by 2010 ... I drinking this in July 2012. Still nice lively garnet color ... not much fruit left on the tongue but plenty on the nose. This smells like a really sophisticated wine.... taste is less so but still very enjoyable. I you have, drink or hold for another 2 years. Would be great with steak or burgers.

  • May 22, 2012 at 8:18pm
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    Added May 22, 2012 at 8:18pm
    Nice right out of the bottle but really shines with a good decanting or a couple hours of air. Schweiger always has good juice for a relatively good price.

  • May 7, 2012 at 5:24pm
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    Added May 7, 2012 at 5:24pm
    Finally, I get to find out how the other half lives.... The smell is AMAZING. Unlike any wine I've ever experienced (as I do not drink $100+ bottles from France). All I can say is, what incredible juice! Tastes bone dry and mineraly, but smells overflowingly wet and juicy and floral. The mind registers both and says "YUM!" I'd give it 93-95 points.

  • Apr 10, 2012 at 6:15pm
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    grittyk's Review:
    Added Apr 10, 2012 at 6:15pm
    Dark, aromatic, and dry. Very tannic and lively, even after 9 years. Berries, chocolate, cassis, and black tea. This is a really nice blend, dominated by Cab Sav, of reds. You can almost taste the volcanic soils (not that I know what a volcano tastes like). Tastes like the lower end of very high end wines, which is a complement for a $30 bottle.

  • Mar 30, 2012 at 8:21pm
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    grittyk's Review:
    Added Mar 30, 2012 at 8:21pm
    Lots of cedar and rich dark fruit. It's only been decanting for 3 and a half hours. I suspect it will improve with more decanting (or more time in the bottle had I not opened it). It's a very solid vintage port at a fairly low price point ($55). I've certainly had better, but it's alright.

  • Mar 24, 2012 at 7:02pm
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    Average Price: $62.54



    grittyk's Review:
    Added Mar 24, 2012 at 7:01pm
    This is the benchmark for LBV's from my albeit limited experience. Tastes better than lower end (i.e. $40-$50) vintage port. It blew away Taylor Fladgate's similarly priced 2005 LBV (their 2003 was better but I'm out of that) in a blind taste test and is the best LBV I've ever had. Prunes, plums, berries, leather, and earth. Yummy! I'm going to try to stock up while it's available.

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