this is an impressive wine considering it's hierarchy within the mitjaville stable, dense, well balanced and still tannic, this wine is showing how kind the 2009 vintage can be, it will only start to mature in 5 years and hold for quite a few more
Elyssa's 100 day celebration (Table at 7): Generous complimentary bottle popped by Aunt Eugenia. Poured into decanter and drank over 1 hour. Appearance is clear, deep intensity, ruby colour. Legs. Nose is clean, medium+ intensity, with aromas of violets, vanilla, blackcurrant, chocolate, and slight bell pepper. Youthful. On the palate, dry, medium+ acidity, medium+ alcohol (14.5%), velvety high tannins, full body. Medium+ flavour intensity, with flavours of blackcurrant, blackberries, black cherries, chocolate, integrated vanilla oak, and hints of bell pepper. Medium+ finish. Good quality. A very technically sound and polished wine, ready to drink now. Lacking the special spark to bring it to the next level though. High percentage of Merlot with the rest Cabernet Franc. Previously bottled under the name Chateau Cadet, before it was purchased by the Louis Mitjavile, with the debut vintage being 2007.
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