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Lost & Found: Hillebrand 2002 Trius Merlot

05 Dec 2017

Trius 2002 Merlot(August 24, 2016) ... Andre Proulx and are are speaking with JL Groux for our Pocast series, Two Guys Talking Wine, and in particular for our legacy series within the podcast; I pulled out one of the oldest bottles from JL's former employer, Hillebrand, and a wine from the 2002 vintage, a nice hot vintage.  The nose is earthy, leathery, and oaky - fruit is non-existent aroma-wise and palate-wise it isn't much different: spicy and oaky notes with little to no fruit, cedar has definitely taken hold. The nice part is that fruit begins to emerge after about 30-45 mins, it's dried but definitely red with notes of cassis on the finish. Within an hour it smooths out and the spice disappears replaced by hints of weak coffee.

 

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