quote:Originally posted by thelostverse:
And the seeds have been successfully planted.
I also decided to try my first of these last night. I agree with Grossie that this is an excellent wine that is very rich and elegant. I picked up red cherry and raspberry that would shift over to darker fruit then come back to the red. There was also an earthiness that would periodically show itself that I really enjoyed. My gut is that there maybe a lot of other elements buried underneath the fruit that will come out with more time.
Comparing this to the 08, I think that the 08 may have been a little more complex on release, while the 09 maybe a little richer. I love both wines and am looking forward to watching them develop over the years.