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Blackwood Lane Alliance 2009

Member Review by zufrieden:

The 2009 Blackwood Lane Alliance (accent on the second "a") is a stylized Bordelais wine made from fruit sourced in the Okanagan Valley of BC It is slightly coy on the nose, with cherry dominating plus a hint of cassis. Appearance has some obvious bricking on the rim, but depth of colour still in evidence. Tannin is almost non-existant at this point (full maturity is looming) as the entry is soft, slightly off-dry, and warm. Cherry(Merlot) seems to dominate the flavour profile with a firm, smooth, medium finish. A very nice bottle, if slightly eccentric in style. 91.

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Snooth User: zufrieden
2593865,180
4.00 5
03/22/2019

The 2009 Blackwood Lane Alliance (accent on the second "a") is a stylized Bordelais wine made from fruit sourced in the Okanagan Valley of BC It is slightly coy on the nose, with cherry dominating plus a hint of cassis. Appearance has some obvious bricking on the rim, but depth of colour still in evidence. Tannin is almost non-existant at this point (full maturity is looming) as the entry is soft, slightly off-dry, and warm. Cherry(Merlot) seems to dominate the flavour profile with a firm, smooth, medium finish. A very nice bottle, if slightly eccentric in style. 91.


Snooth User: zufrieden
2593865,180
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 04/25/2019

OK, so let's talk about this second wine by Charles Herrod: after nearly 13 years in the bottle, it looks dark and Cabernet Sauvignon (60%) with bricking at the glass rim... bouquet is slow to open (although decanted), with black currant dominating with a hint of vanilla; entry is smooth, only slightly warm (14% alcohol), with dissipated tannin and blackberry/cassis on the palate. Warm, medium finish of black and red fruit. Slightly more to the Bordelais than the 2009. 91/92. Drink now or in 2 years.




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