Napa and Sonoma Cabernet 2009: panel tasting results
Brandlin, Mount Veeder, Napa Valley
Decanter average score: 17.25pts/20 (90+/100pts)
Individual judge’s scores: Stephen Brook 17.5 Yohann Jousselin MS 18 David Motion 16.5
Intense plummy nose, with a balsamic edge. Plump and luxurious, with a pure sense of fruit that carries through every stage. Rugged and peppery, and with enough acidity to give some persistence.
Price £50 Thorman Hunt