March 2013 |

2009 Retouche John Szabo

There’s an inviting range of aromas on the nose in this cabernet syrah blend, where dark berry-cassis and uplifted herbal nuances join some black pepper and creamier, riper syrah notes. The palate is firm and quite gritty, with sandy-dusty tannins that will demand another 2-3 years minimum Iā€™d expect before the texture softens. Tightly wound and more old world in style all around, with fine depth and length.