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Tasted On 01/03/2010
This vintage was first tasted at an Arrowood Red Reserve tasting in May 2009. It certainly left a favorable impression. The bottle was opened and allowed to breath for nearly an hour. The Cabernet was a clear deep garnet color in the glass. The nose had an excitable aroma with wonderful tones of cigar, earth, and dark fruit. The mid-palate had subtle hints of oak, cloves, and cassis. Although fruity, bold and round, the body was lighter than expected and slightly out of balance. I expected more tannin, a longer finish, and less alcohol. A nice wine which could have developed more with additional age.