No reserve on this auction.
Robert Parker’s early note from 1998:
“This exceptional 1995 has two decades of aging potential ahead of it. The wine boasts a nearly opaque ruby/purple color, as well as a knock-out nose of lead pencil, pain grille, minerals, licorice, and black currants. As the wine sat in the glass, violet/floral notes began to emerge. In the mouth, it is tightly-knit and tannic, but superbly concentrated as well as remarkably pure. It possesses that sweet, rich mid-palate that often distinguishes great wines from merely good wines. The finish lasts for over 30 seconds. This wine should only be purchased by readers willing to wait the 5-6 years needed for it to shed its raw tannin and grapiness. The 1995 appears to be a Sassicaia to rival the estate’s other top vintages. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2020. One of the world’s classic Cabernet Sauvignons, this wine has a phenomenal track record for being ageworthy, and hitting some remarkable peaks of quality in great vintages (1985 is perfection in a bottle, and the unreleased 1997 may be an identical twin in the making).”
Recent Cellartracker notes suggest that Mr P may have underestimated its longevity and quality somewhat!
12/17/2017 – Gian wrote: 91 Points
Red garnet color, can’t believe its 22 years old, ripe red and dark fruits, round, balanced, elegant, cherries, long lasting. In a perfect spot but can last for more than 10 years
9/27/2016 – strijbosmh Likes this wine: 94 Points
Drank with John. Perfect bottle. Amazing nose of cherries and ripe black and red fruit. Incredibly soft tannins and a finish of nearly 45 seconds.
7/13/2016 – galenico wrote: 95 Points
Che bomba, inconfondibilmente Bolgheri!!! Bottiglia perfetta in stato di grazia. Gioventù e tensione imbarazzante, ha strapazzato a mani basse un Soldera Riserva 1994, facendolo sembrare monotematico e scontato.
Nulla da invidiare a un grande Pauillac
12/28/2015 – Yiannis Likes this wine: 96 Points
Medium garnet. Fantastic nose of cedar, pencil shavings, red cherry, cassis, leather and earth. Medium-bodied, elegant, balanced. Med-long aftertaste with a potential for further aging.
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