Cool, sweetly herbal(?) and pencil lead nose. + aromatics. Pure plummy cherry fruit, with a tannic core that's chocolate ash. As closed as I think this wine will be. Clean. No brett...which is a change from my first bottle. Will re-visit in 12 to 18 months.
2009's press notes personified. Delicious, delicate, and still substantive. Amazingly open for being so young, yet not terribly fruit driven. Walking that fine line, deftly. Not for those seeking oak-soaked syrup.