Possessing a dense and completely opaque hue, 2009 The Struie has a
wonderfully healthy sheen and great viscosity. The initial aromas of black raspberries, crème de cacao and star anise yield to a fragrant core of slow roasted meats, scorched earth and olive tapenade.
Full bodied and tightly structured the palate shows perfect ripeness
and brooding richness along with a razor-like spine of beautifully integrated acidity and fine tannin that will greatly reward those with the
patience to cellar it.
"Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2009 The Struie is intensely scented of creme de cassis, blackberry preserves and blueberry pie with hints of cloves, aniseed and tree bark. Full bodied, rich, and very well balanced, it has a medium to firm level of finely grained tannins, a refreshing acid line and a good long finish. Approachable now, it should continue to drink to 2020+."
The Wine Advocate