The nose on the '09 Old B is all black fruits/blackberries/black raspberries and meat with a bit of brown sugar bacon. On the palate this wine is superbly balanced. There is nothing that is even a little out of place. The first impression is of tremendous sweet fruit but with sufficient tannin and extract to balance it out. The finish on this is very long and super smooth with more of the black fruits and just a touch of sweet fruit wood smoke. This is not a wine to blow you off the table, this is a wine to sip and savor over a long meal.
Bright ruby-red. Aromas of bitter cherry, dark chocolate, smoke, licorice and cinnamon. Supple, sweet and energetic, offering a distinctly creamy quality but also very good mid-palate definition. A very pretty cabernet with a firmly tannic, long finish. This fruit was picked before the October rains, noted Kenward.
The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Old B wraps around the palate with layers of dark red fruit, smoke, tar, licorice and spices. This is a gorgeous and rather open, perfumed wine from To Kalon that convinces for its overall balance and finesse. Sweet, floral notes reappear on the finish.
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