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Robert Parker reviews 2004 Rudderless

By 30/10/2006 Reviews

2004 Rudderless Mataro

  • Reviewer: Robert Parker
  • Rating: 90 points
  • Drink: 2006 – 2016
  • “A tiny production, 65 cases, will make the 2004 Mataro difficult to find. Aged in neutral old Burgundy barrels, it is a dense ruby/purple-hued effort displaying notes of crushed rocks, blueberries, raspberries, and an aged beef-like character that gives the wine a wild/rustic style. It should evolve nicely for a decade or more” (October 2006)

 

2004 Rudderless Grenache

  • Reviewer: Robert Parker
  • Rating: 94 points
  • Drink: 2006 – 2012
  • “The 2004 Grenache (aged in neutral old Burgundy barrels) offers soaring aromas of sweet red and black fruits, licorice, pepper, and spice. It is a deep, opulent, full-bodied, voluptuously-textured red that hits all the sweet spots as it cascades over the palate. Filled with purity, symmetry, power, and grace, it should drink well for 4-6 years.” (October 2006)

 

2004 Rudderless GSM

  • Grenache/Shiraz/Mataro
  • Reviewer: Robert Parker
  • Rating: 95 points
  • Drink: 2006 – 2016
  • “A blend of 56% Grenache, 35% Shiraz, and 9% Mataro, the exceptionally intense 2004 Grenache/Shiraz/Mataro boasts beautiful spicy, flamboyant aromatics that offer up scents of blueberries, kirsch, jammy black currants, pepper, smoke, and earth. This sexy, full-bodied, impressively endowed wine is super-charged with fruit, glycerin, and extract. And, like the grenache, came in at a relatively modest alcohol level, 14.8%. Enjoy it over the next decade.” (October 2006)

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