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Date Printed: 10/31/2014
Colgin IX Estate Red 2009
Colgin IX Estate Red 2009
(search item no. 122358)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
PRICE ON 10/31/2014: $399.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 98 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2009 IX Estate Red Wine is incredibly inviting on the nose! A great marriage of aromas of the soil and the dark fruit flavors I associate with this vintage. The first observation is the dark black licorice aroma coming from the Cabernet Franc, but the more you examine the wine, the more number 9 estate notes come through. Gravel, soapstone, talc and especially graphite round out the nose, giving it its sense of place. The purity of aroma is striking and very tempting. There is a meaty side to the wine, of grilled steak and even savory jerky. More memorable than the nose, is the texture of the wine on the palate. Upon first sip, the tannins are both silky and full bodied. The fresh acidity brings a juicy quality to the wine. With tannins that are both round and plump, this wine is just delicious. The lingering structure from the tannin proves the pedigree of the wine. Decant 3 hours ahead of time at a temperature of 55F.
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