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I'm in agreement with David Lawrason's assessment of this wine - very impressive indeed. However, I have reservations about the aging potential. I tasted the 2010 edition alongside this one, and the difference was night and day. Though similar to the 2012 in its youth, the 2010 has now become excessively woody and redolent of iodine, overwhelming the fruit. I ascribe this to the use of American oak, which seems to show well early in the maturation process, but then rapidly turns obtrusive and nasty with further aging. I'm taking no chances, and will drink my remaining 2012 soon!
H of P is well known for their Baco. Deep ruby purple and opaque. Somewhat over oaked for my preference, but still, there are good things happening in the glass. Juicy acidity gives some structure to the darker stewed fruit. Aromas of iodine, meat, anise, herbal mint, spice and oaky mocha. Tannins are present but moderate. Length is very good. There's a certain brambleness to this Baco, almost Zin like. Paired well with bbq ribs. Oct. 2015.