Classic Buccella Cab with its concentrated, fruit forward and layered/full style of wine. Strong notes of cassis, licorice and spice even after two hours of decanting. While this is an excellent wine, it isn't quite up to the very high standards of Buccella and expect the 09's to get better with some more age.
This has a lovely balance of dark fruit and spice. In structure this is a heavy weight cab with bold cassis and touch of licorice up front, then fading to a long finish. Should continue to get better in the cellar.
The reviews on this 09 started out slow, so I have resisted the temptation to open until I saw them improving. This got better as it opened. And as is many times the case, the last sip was the best. I think this will continue to improve with more time laying down. Still not up my typical Buccella expectations - but the potential is here.
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(Buccella Cabernet Sauvignon) Saturated very dark red violet color; refined, ripe berry, black currant, ripe black fruit, berry pie filling nose; tasty, silky textured, rich, ripe black currant, ripe blackberry, berry pie filling, berry syrup palate; ready now and should go 5+ years; medium-plus finish 93+ points (14.7% alcohol; 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec, 1% Cabernet Franc; whole berry fermented; aged 22 mos in 80% new French oak; sample provided by winery)
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