2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley, Jordan
A young, tight, fine nose with notes of red and black currants, graphite, black tea and some aromas of grilled meat in a distance. A bit laid back in a very fine way. Some dark clay. When Bordeaux nowadays trying to be California....this could actually be mistaken for a Bordeaux, and a restrained one at that. Very, very good.
The taste is tight and expressive with lots of ripe black currant fruit, some blueberry pie notes and cocoa, all wrapped up in a distinct tannin coat. The finish is long and structured with lots of mineral elements. This is good. Still young. Would love to have a go on another bottle in 6-8 years time. Really fine.
92p (tasted 2016/05)