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WTN: Carlisle Zin CarlisleVnyd '09...(short/boring)

by TomHill » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:22 pm

Tried this last week:
1. Carlisle Zin CarlisleVnyd/RRV (15.2%; Plntd by AlcidePelletti in 1927; + PS/AlicanteBouchet/GrandNoir; 750 cs) 2009: Med.dark w/ slight bricking; very strong blackberry/Zin/rather spicy fairly dusty/OV/bit earthy some cedary/pencilly/oak quite perfumed fairly complex/oldZin lovely nose; lightly tart very slight alcoholic strong raspberry/blackberry/RRV Zin very spicy/slight peppery rather dusty/OV some cedary/pencilly/oldZin flavor w/ light smooth/gentle tannins; very long/lingering slightly tart/tangy strong blackberry/Zin/very spicy/bit peppery/briary bit alcoholic quite dusty/OV bit cedary/pencilly/oldZin complex finish w/ light gentle tannins; starting to show some of that oldZin/cedary character but still plenty of blackberry fruit; in a very good place right now at middle age and moving towards the ShadyAcres Nursing Home to live out the rest of its yrs.
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A wee BloodyPulpit:
1. This Carlisle was pretty much about where I expected it to be. Tannins are fully resolved and no reason to hold off on drinking it.
Tom

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