Original tasting and review : This is Nicholas Cole Cellars Camille Red Wine, Columbia Valley, Washington, 2003, finished at 14.5% alcohol and first sampled 12 years from vintage date, in April, 2015.
In the glass: Black magenta, still opaque right to the edge of the glass.
On the nose: Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows mineral sleek fruit, carrying elements of motor oil, cedar, plums and fresh purple fruit. From the aroma, seems like this will be aromatic and full.
On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact mouth-filling with robes of deep purple berries, wrapped in bold acids and some remaining tannins. The whole experience pops purple in your mouth, with a finish that ends up squeaky clean and leaves you ready for the next sip, that will surely be equally full of attitude.
In summary: Overall, vibrant experience that rates three stars with a big plus on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, and shows as much vigor and power as you could ever hope for at 12 years of age!
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