Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar Review of 2001 Merlot, Paradies Hills Vineyard

Rive Droite

Review by Stephen Tanzer

Rating: (92)

Full, deep ruby-red. Very sexy, perfumed aromas of black raspberry, violet, mint, spices and tobacco. Broad, dry and suave; at once velvety and light on its feet. Bordeaux-like in its texture and inner-mouth verve. Coats the entire palate with flavor. Finishes very long and sweet, with a flavor of melted chocolate. A retaste of a bottle I sampled last year just after it was bottled.


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