Deep ruby. Concentrated blackberry, plum, florals and cedar. Pleasant, rounded tannins, but when tasted with food the mouthfeel and finish were sensational. Enjoyed with beef ragu, and certainly a food wine. Cru Bourgeois; 53% CS, 28% M, 19% PV; $37; drink now-2018.
if it werent for the bit of drying sensation i might guess Paso Cab blind.. its just full of up front fruit but not overly done.. Def not traditional bordeaux but very enjoyable nonetheless.. notes of oak, dark fruit, brown sugar/molasses with very lush fruit on the palatte with dryyyyy finish.. pretty good.. cant remember what the 2010 was like.. something tells me it had more structure to it.. this is def a tri tip, brisket, or big ass burger wine..
Typical Bordeaux. The great year 2009 is nicely reflected in this wine. The nose shows chassis, some red fruits and hints of herbs and leather. On the palate a certain complexity and balance is dueling with some earthier notes. The tannins in the aftertaste are distinctive: very present right now, but also really elegant. A though rip, but not at all rough. I am very looking forward to the next years when the tannins soften out. Very good effort, good value. Will work fine with food and is suitable for a wide range of people. More on the classic than on the modern side, which I like especially in great years. I expect it to be even better next year (it will probably land 1-3 points above today's rating) and the tannin structure should guarantee for at least 10 years of age. Though I doubt it will get this old in my cellar.
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