TRADITION OF EXECELENCE – FLAM NOBLE

18.05.2017

Latest Reviews by Mark Squires - Robert Parker’s wine advocate

FLAM NOBLE 2010   – 93 POINTS
“This Cabernet Sauvignon dominated Bordeaux blend is showing beautifully. Powerful, dense and intense, it is an unevolved, young beauty preening in both its youth and power. The grip on the finish is impressive. The intensity of flavor is impressive. The concentration level is impressive. The structure is beyond impressive.”

FLAM NOBLE 2011 – 92 POINTS
“This brand has shown the ability to evolve and improve, which is a very good thing for an upscale brand. Showing good concentration for the year, this is fresh and fine now, with some tension on the finish and a gorgeous medley of flavors. Of Flam’s offerings this issue, this is the only one that really displays much complexity. It is worth anointing it as the winner of the group just for that, but make no mistake: it tastes great, too. Beautifully balanced and just a bit understated, this has rounded into form beautifully.”

FLAM NOBLE 2012 – 91 POINTS
“This leans far more to elegance, it has a bit less oak treatment and it does have that certain something that was bewildering to me on opening: the Syrah added to the blend this year. It showed beautiful finesse, elegance and that extra complexity, a hint of beef lurking in the background, particularly on opening. It did fade as the wine aired out. It is always filled with flavor and it is simply delicious. While it is ready to drink, it is still the best structured of the winery’s submissions this issue, showing a somewhat longer finish and a bit more grip. Of course, it is also the oldest and most mature of the submissions.” Thus, it is rather expressive, too’

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