The 2009 has a beautiful fragrant nose. The beginnings of tertiary development add savoury tobacco and earthy complexity. There are layers of charred embers, spice, with rich roasted blackberry and currant fruit. The tannins are fully integrated, with lovely candied red and blackberry fruits, sweet liquorice, aniseed and pepper spice. The acidity is certainly less present in the mix although the wine is beautifully balanced and drinking well now. Riper fruit than 2012 and not as vibrant as either the ’12 or ’16 at 11 years old. The 2016 sits in between this riper fruit profile and the freshness of the 2012.
FINE+RARE (July 2020) Drink 2020-2024
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