Finally opening one of the '09; my '08 is almost gone. Looks like I'm somewhat in the minority here, but I like it albeit perhaps not as much as I did the '08. Blackberry, black cherry, big and concentrated. Middling acidity gives a bit of lift, and the finish is pleasant. A tad hot, but not unpleasantly so. Good value.
Took to a dinner party tonight and everyone loved it. Great quaffable wine for the price here. Big, bold, juicy. We had it with smokey pork ribs and potato gratin. Still a lot of alcohol here though - I think it still has some time left.
Final out of the six purchased. Only 1 of the 6 bottles showed anything worthwhile and the rest were complete plonk. Poured half of this one down the drain, too. Not sure what Full Pull was thinking on this one but I see that they're offering the 2011 this week. Good luck with that!
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