The 2009 Proprietary Red distinguishes itself with remarkable focus and deep minerality. Graphite and smoke weave amongst plums and red cherries in a rich, layered wine. Built with more than enough structure to support the last decade in the bottle, this is a whole new animal, well worth exploring. 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Cabernet Franc, 16% Malbec and a whisper of Merlot for the final, magic touch.
Larkmead’s 2009 Proprietary Red Wine LMV Salon is distinguished for its centeredness, focus and minerality. Graphite, smoke, plums, red cherries and tobacco are all woven together beautifully here. The 2009 is rich, layered and sensual, but with more than enough structure to support aging. Sweet floral notes and a burst of juicy red berries add complexity on the finish. The 2009 is 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Cabernet Franc, 16% Malbec and 5% Merlot. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2029. I was completely blown away by Larkmead this year.