Weekly tasting group #200; Merlot dominated Bordeaux 2009 (@ RvD): In the bouquet dark forest fruits and some rustic barnyard flavors. On the palate red berries and cherries, ok acidity and relatively soft tannin. Just a few notes this time, but there are 4 more notes of me in CT about this wine. I was a little less impressed than last time in November last year.
Since my first encounter nearly 2 years ago, this wine has clearly matured and put on some complexity. However, the rich juicy core of fruit seems to have thinned out ever so slightly. As a result the wine seems to have lost a bit of weight. There is also a slight bitterness in the finish. Still good, but not as vibrant as I recall
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