One of the interesting things about tasting wine is that everyone is sensitive to different things (especially faults) in wines.  Personally, I am not very sensitive to a bit of oxidation and I really enjoy many wines made in an oxidative style such as Sherry, wines from the Jura, or some Champagnes.  Which brings me to this wine.  This was bought on release and well stored, but at a recent tasting, some found it too oxidized and not enjoyable.  For me, I had no issues with it and found it quite enjoyable.  Your mileage may vary.  Deep ruby in color.  The nose is tight at first but with some air shows cherries, slight sour cherries and slightly stewed fruit.  On the palate, this has a lovely texture.  Sour cherries, slightly sweet cherries and a hint of prune.  Moderate finish.  This needs to be drunk up but depending on the cork, bottles will be better or worse.  

Grade: 
B+
Score: 
89
Vintage: 
2009

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