Tinhorn Creek Vineyards 2009 Oldfield Series Merlot - 89pts
Availability: Direct from winery here
Date Tasted: October 24th, 2012
Tasting Notes: A very consistent wine, year-to-year, perfect for red meat and chocolate plate pairings thanks to its combination of dense, dark berry and savoury, licorice'n'cola aromas and flavours. More brood-y than truly brooding, with middleweight tannins that have mellowed over the three years it has already spent in waiting. Finish is a bit short with the balance skewed "hot", minimizing the lingering spice and tannin tastes. Ready to go now, though should hold for a few more years if desired. Drink 2012-2015+.
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