From Coravin. A touch of oxidation under ripe black fruits (cherry), vanilla and chocolate as well as slight VA. touches of leather as well. In the mouth the wine has pretty much the same qualities. the tannins are fine and silky. Very well balanced. rather nice despite the oxidised note.
At home with Coravin (My place, parramatta, sydney): From Coravin. Plentiful rim fade. On the nose the wine is slightly musty with aromas of vanilla, cream, brambly fruit, slight balsamic and touches of vegetation. In the mouth the wine is slight sour, with flavours of black fruit, tight tannins, still, but on their downward journey. Great structure and rather nice despite being slightly oxidised.
full mature aromas, cigar box, spice, biscuit, sweet tobacco and tiny touches of cream and vanilla. Over time leather, meat and oxidised notes. In the mouth the wine is juicy and, initially, a bit hollow in the middle palate then fine front of mouth silky tannic grip and savoury Christmas cake notes that carry on the medium plus length. A bit of oxidation on the palate as well. Level was base of the neck. Not flawed but, I'd suggest, not in perfect condition. with time the middle palate fills out and gets more fleshy. Hmm
Comes out of the bottle fairly youthful in color, nose with smoky red fruit, good entry from the first pour, a tad prune, but then has plenty of lift and vibrancy, good fruit pops back into the picture, changes all the time, even hours later. Very interesting and quite a surprise. Maybe just a tad hallow, but kicks back when you least expect it. Ready to drink up as well. Like. "Santa Cruz Mountains" 88% cabernet Sauvignon, 5% merlot, 5% petit verdot, 2% cabrent franc. 90-92
At Roberson's Christmas Wine Tasting (11/24/11). Some more depth - though not much more - than the 2007 which was tasted simultaneously (see my notes). Seems to be fading a bit, if quite pleasant and restrained.
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