After last weekends 2014 success I discovered the 2009 lurking in a local liquor store. Firstly there was a cork emergency as it broke while trying to remove. I have read other reviews mentioning this for the 2009 so beware. No drama, the wine is fine but it might make me think twice about buying any more to lay down. First thirty minutes out of the bottle is no go, disjointed and harsh flavours. After an hour in the decanter the wine comes to life, visually some browning around the edges and great aromas of dark fruit, tobacco, earth and oak. Nose develops lavender, green pepper and chocolate as time goes on. Palate is rounded, with a complex blend of all of the above plus lead pencil (I never understood that one until today), tar and cherry. Great, fragrant finish. Real quality, two vintages on two Saturdays ‘14 slightly better than the ‘09 in my opinion but both really good. I see that the ‘15 is available now; next weekend? — 4 years ago
Thank you @richardmiyake for bringing this incredible wine. The first young Turnbull for us and what a treat.
Deep purplish red. Tons of blackberries on the nose once it started to open up, followed by notes of anise and solid minerality. Heavy tannins (8/10) and full bodied. Rich yet tight on the palate with some blackberries, dark gravel, cinnamon and a little floral. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2035. Needed an hour or so in the decanter to open up. — 4 years ago
Cherries & smoke on the nose, following to the palate. Needed about an hour in the decanter to blossom fully. Classic producer. The album is the Brazilian masterpiece, Krishnanda by Pedro Santos, a virtuoso percussionist & composer. It evolves across genres as the wine shows a variety of facets & characteristics. Brilliance across the board. — 4 years ago
Initial notes of soot and caramel. A lovely cool palate with Dry powdery tannins to finish off. If not 100% Mourvèdre it must be close to it. From the warm Mediterranean coast in Bandol. After nearly 3 hours in the decanter the Wine elicited aromas of Lavender and Thyme with hints of raisin. Loved it. — 4 years ago
Strong tart cherry aroma. Dusty plum and blackberry with firm tannins. Needs another 10 hours in the decanter. Amazing with blackberry lime hand pie from #hatched. Day two: this wine is out of this world! Rich with depth black fruit and a bit of spice. So refined. LOVE. Best birthday present of the week:) — 4 years ago