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Short TN - 2009 Saxum Broken Stones

by Michael H » Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:09 pm

  • 2009 Saxum Broken Stones - USA, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles (2/8/2014)
    A wise man once told me that Saxum needs at least 5 yrs of sleep before you wake her. He aint kidding! Right at the edge and in a word - too soon! Don't get me wrong. Great complexity. Decanted and first real sip about 3 hours later. Sweet fruit and mad bacon fat and a somewhat odd front of the glass syrupiness. This syrupiness faded at the 5 hour mark or really more smoothed out. Earthiness quality. Lush with a fullness. Easy to get lost in the darkness of the glass. This was a great look into the future - come back when you have the 1.21 jigawatts to get there.... (shameless, I know) (95 pts.)
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Re: Short TN - 2009 Saxum Broken Stones

by Jenise » Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:05 am

Michael, I don't know if the wine you describe sounds attractive to me or not (syrupy not being a favorite thing)--but you do make it sound like a hell of a ride!
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Re: Short TN - 2009 Saxum Broken Stones

by David M. Bueker » Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:26 am

I had the 2006 version of this a few months ago. Definitely not my style of wine. Made a Sine Qua Non served alongside it seem elegant!
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Re: Short TN - 2009 Saxum Broken Stones

by Michael H » Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:35 pm

Jenise - Certainly my impatience to open so quickly given the TN and advice to decant.... but can you blame me :) I'll jump on that ride again when it comes around!!

David - Love to hear your thoughts on the SQN. I've been trying to crack that line-up but keep getting the post card :(
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Re: Short TN - 2009 Saxum Broken Stones

by David M. Bueker » Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:26 pm

Michael,

I am not the best spokesperson for SQN. While I will say that the wines are very well made, they are made in a style that I do not care for. They are too rich for me to enjoy more than a few sips.
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Re: Short TN - 2009 Saxum Broken Stones

by JC (NC) » Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:01 pm

Michael, as a relative newcomer to this forum (at least by number of postings) welcome and we look forward to hearing from you.

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