The initial tight nose blooms given a little patience throwing black cherry, currant and a deliciously winsome hibiscus black tea note.
The mid-weight palate opens to waves of black and red bramble fruit, cherries and candied red licorice. Crisp acidity is balanced by polished and seamlessly integrated tannins, giving this vintage a gracious Pauillac edge, complimented by a warm cedar wood and pencil lead sharpness. The finish - a delicious kirsch liqueur floats on the palate and teases you for another taste.
Many consider 2009 a winemaker’s year, the cool growing season pushes the fruit to a leaner style where the winemaker needs to use all of his talents and Patriarch hits all the high notes!
22 months in American oak.