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    Pirouette 2009
    Bordeaux Red Blends - Columbia Valley, Washington

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    • WE95
    • ST93
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 95 Wine Enthusiast, 93 International Wine Cellar, 91 Wine Spectator, 91 The Wine Advocate, 91 Connoisseurs' Guide

    Region: Columbia Valley, Washington

    Varietal: Bordeaux Red Blends

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Earthy & Spicy

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.9%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 123576

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The 2009 Pirouette offers vibrant aromas of black cherry, violets, and incense that leap from the glass. Ripe currant flavors, hints of black olive, roasted coffee bean and vanilla nuances provide layers of depth, with excellent structure and polished tannins contributing to its lengthy finish.

    Blend: 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec

    Critical Acclaim:

    A four-grape, Bordeaux-style blend, this packs 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc and 3% Malbec. Refined and elegant, it is precisely structured, with a firm herbal attack and a perfect blend of berry and cassis flavors. It's dense, deep and compact, suggesting long aging ahead. Cellar Selection.

    95 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Deep, bright medium ruby. Ripe, inviting aromas of cassis, black raspberry, blackberry and black licorice. Large-scaled, sweet and rich; wonderfully glossy in the mouth, with concentrated dark fruit flavors complemented by a strong element of sweet oak. This big boy finishes with lovely lingering perfume, excellent length and terrific tannic grip.
    Rating: 93(+?)

    93 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    This focused and generous red has cherry, cranberry and floral aromas and flavors, riding easily over refined tannins on the long finish. Shows intensity without great weight. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec.

    91 Points
    Wine Spectator

    The Long Shadows project of Philippe Melka and Agustin Huneeus Sr., the 2009 Pirouette blends Cabernet Sauvignon largely from Red Mountain, with 27% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc and 3% Malbec. High-toned evocations of herbal distillates are married to confitured dark berries, chocolate, caramel and spice cake. The tannin here is powdery, if not quite melted; and 14.9% alcohol in no way mars a soothingly sustained, rather dessert-like finish.

    91 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Here is a wine that proves just how deceiving a first impression can be, for, while it is lively enough and a bit tight to start, it unfolds and blooms into beauty when given the chance. It is never an obvious wine, yet it is a deep and impressively layered one with a nary an ounce of fat on its frame, and its uncommon combination of potency and restraint would seem to portend a quite long, very promising future-and the wait should be worth it.

    91 Points
    Connoisseurs' Guide
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