2009 Promontory Red Wine Promontory, Napa Valley, California, USA
|Grape Variety||Red Blend|
|Packaging||Original Wood Case|
|Duty Status||In Bond|
|Provenance||Acquired from the original owner, a Promontory mailing list subscriber who received an allocation directly from the winery; directly imported into the UK by Liquid Assets; securely stored in a climate-controlled bonded facility|
97 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate (October 2013)
The 2009 Promontory is a magnificent Bordeaux-styled red offering up notes of burning embers, scorched earth (not terribly dissimilar from a top Pessac-Leognan such as La Mission Haut-Brion), black fruits, loamy undertones of minerality, and hints of camphor and background oak. Dense, masculine, rich and full, this 2009 is built for the long-term, although for a 2009, the tannins are remarkably well-integrated, giving the wine definition and structure. This 2009 should age for 25+ years.