Rounded sweet tannins, full bodied on the mouth, ripe rich black fruit, mocha and chocolate with a generous rich finish. The presence of forward, bright fruit with pure varietal character and the much-favored extended hang time has not come with excessive ripeness. Vintners and growers are delighted with 2009!
"The 2009 Proprietary Red Right Bank offers up sweet dark cherries, mint, licorice, dried flowers, scorched earth and tobacco, all in a gracious, mid-weight style. A bit rough at first, the 2009 opens up beautifully with time in the glass as the aromatics find their focus and the tannins soften a bit. Ideally, the 2009 is best cellared for another fewyears, which should help the elements to come together a little bit more.Anticipated maturity: 2017-2027."
The Wine Advocate
"The 2009 Right Bank shows good up-front juiciness and sheer appeal in its red fruit, flowers, licorice and spices. This is a more supple, fleshy style than the 2008.
Vinous / Antonio Galloni