One of my favorite wines. I gave it to my ex bfs mom for her birthday and that bottle went as soon as it was opened. I wish I ordered more now, and kept that bottle for myself, because I did say EX.
2004 Vintage Tasting Notes Captivatingly complex! A gorgeous nose of fresh cherries and cherry cream soda, with hints of strawberry, earth, and spice. Tons of layered fruit–cherries, strawberries and cream, bits of raspberry and black currant on the finish–is complemented by bright acidity and super-integrated tannins. The finish has great length as whispers of red fruit, cinnamon, and dried thyme echo.
2003 Vintage Tasting Notes
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
gave the 2003 Hamacher Pinot noir 94 points and said:
“My mouth watered as I pulled in the superb aromas of the 2003 Pinot Noir. A hedonist’s delight, it displays candied cherries, vanilla beans, hints of smoked bacon, ripe black plums, and Asian spices. This wine has unbridled power, massive concentration, sublimely sweet fruit, and awesome richness. Dominated by black cherries and black raspberries, it slathers across the palate in viscous waves, then lingers for 45 seconds or more in the finish. If this decadent wine gains in complexity with time it will be mind-boggling!
Projected maturity: 2007-2015.”
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