International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95Deep ruby-red. Aromas and flavors of dark raspberry, iron, tobacco and licorice. Densely packed but juicy too, with terrific definition for such a youthful wine. This is the Bond wine from the lowest-altitude site. Closed today but already quite sexy. Like the Quella, this is most impressive today on the palate-staining finish, where silky tannins are perfectly buffered by the wine's mid-palate stuffing. (Incidentally, I underrated the 2008 St. Eden a year ago, when the wine was extremely backward. After a full year in the bottle, it offers utterly captivating aromas of raspberry, iron, tobacco and sage, with a sweet dark fruit center, and a captivating note of red cherry on the very long, fine-grained finish. I raised my score to 95.)Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2012
Wine Spectator | Rating: 95Openly showy, this offers an inviting mix of flavors, with rich red and black fruit, currant, cherry and pomegranate flavors that build on the finish, where the tannins are fine-grained and integrated.Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 97The 2009 Proprietary Blend St. Eden is simply stunning. A rich, resonant bouquet melds seamlessly into layers of fruit as the 2009 shows off its breathtaking pedigree and sheer class. There is virtually no perception of tannin in this voluptuous, beautifully balanced Cabernet Sauvignon. Freshly cut roses and a hint of cinnamon add complexity on the finish, but ultimately the St. Eden is first and foremost a wine of textural brilliance and spherical palate presence. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2034.Author: Antonio Galloni
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 334 bottles owned
- 114 collectors