Barnyard nose and lots of earthy components. POP - on the palate its got dominant licorice and blueberry and good balance of integrating the tannins here. Nice structure with a succulent silky smooth finish. Very well made wine and a great value... This is very good! Decanted the rest of the wine...will post second tasting note if there are any significant changes. Planning on decanting for about 3 - 4 hrs.
Decanted for two hours and the wine seems disjointed a bit. Two things jumped right off the bat on this wine - acidity level and sourness on the finish dominated this wine. I rated this initially an 87 pt wine... Wine from decanter was put back in the bottle and day 2 tasting was better. The nose was just all red fruit and cherries. Very sweet on the front palate and sour cherries coat the mid palate and finishes off with a nice tannic structure that will soften up over time. Note that on day one there was a spicy/heat component on the finish that is no longer apparent on day 2. I think this is where you lay down for at least another 5 yrs to see how interesting this wine develops. Opened this bottle bc I wanted to see if it was worth buying a case...not sure yet and will hold off to taste other 09 Bordeaux before I take the plunge. In the meantime I have 2 more bottles and and a 3 L in my cellar.
Purple red. Nose of cherries, raspberries, and strawberries. Lots of red fruit and sweet on the front palate and transitions to mid palate by showing a structure of tannins and a smooth long finish with a touch of spiciness. This wine is very fruit forward but love the balance of acidity and alcohol which gives it a succulent finish. Excellent and should be good for at least another 10 - 15 years easily.