Paumanok Assemblage 2004
"With 12% each of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot and 38% each of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, Massoud's 2004 Assemblage seems to incorporate in its aromatic panoply the resin and blueberry typical of Petit Verdot (never before used here) as well as licorice and diverse black fruits. Dense and intense on the palate, this full-bodied wine will, I suspect, need at least another year before it shows its real personality. An impressively long, low-toned finish offers great promise. (David Schildknecht 88-91 pts) "
Dark fruit and spice with a pleasant medium tannin bite. Long pleasant finish.
2nd bottle - very meaty, earthy with a real animal smell. Nice, but not typical meritage stuff. Very burgundian
An earthy nose, very licoricey. Lots of dark baked fruits and earth notes - a real left bank bordeaux style wine. Very meaty.
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