A year later(12/14) and the wine is improving. the musty barnyard is getting hints of wet leather (more Bordeaux like) Dark Ruby that stains the glass, bigger dark fruit, and a finish length that is improving, Ill open the next bottle next year or may wait until 2017, it should be something grand then.
90-91 excellent. more tannic and serious than earlier bottles.
nose of blackcurrant, bitter black chocolate, forest floor and violets.
velvety textured body with youthful spicy tannins. more than average acidity but just fine for this stage. big black fruit upfront with dense cocoa and soy sauce following suit. black olive, prune, and leather add to the savory concentrated palate. mushroom and leafy black cherry carry through a long meaty finish.
young but drinkable. great depth and concentration with a good balance of black fruit and old world characteristics. awesome QPR for cellar worthy 09 bordeaux.
This wine really rocked last night, we opened after drinking a very good Calfornia Cab, this wine had good bouquet, lots of flavor, nice balance, not jammy but lots of fruit, maybe this wine is finally coming around or is their bottle inconsistency, drank with friends, food was lamb brochettes and spinach pie, will drink again.
Dark ruby with a thin edge right out of the bottle dark berries, cocoa, barnyard in the mouth. Detailed but easy drinking requiring some decanting or aeration medium finish. May not have reached its full potential yet.
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