This could be better in 2011 than 2009. Perhaps its because of new management team at estate. Full and dense with silky tannins and a long finish. Well done.
Barrel sample. Firm and dark, with tannins dominating the ripe fruit, this wine’s wood aging shows strongly now; and the fruit weight is not yet there.
A good, winey core of cassis and blackberry is framed by a noticeable plum skin edge that is in turn offset by polished toast. Modern and direct in style. (Web Only - 2012)
Made from a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot that hit 14% natural alcohol, the excellent 2011 is a sleeper of the vintage. Textured, with soft tannins, lots of black currant and black cherry fruit, surprising density and a velvety finish, it should drink well for a decade or more. This property has come on fabulously well now that well-known oenologist Claude Gros is the consultant.
Below is a listing of the wine review scores we frequently reference in our notes. While these sources remain an excellent source of information, we always recommend that you trust your own palate. Scores in these publications often represent the personal taste of an individual critic, which may not always coincide with your own. We have a huge team of excellent wine professionals that can match wines you've had in the past with new arrivals that meet your flavor profile.
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