Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Andrew Will, Ciel du Cheval Vyd., Red Mountain 2007


Opened yesterday. Deep oozer of a nose - Andes mint, fresh earth and a massive pool of black cherry compote. Better than yesterday - seemed a bit flat then.

Round and packed, seamless, completely mouth-filling, plush. Flavors echoing nose express quite well. Not wildly complex yet, but I don't think many will quibble. Structure is in the background, but acidity and fine tannin quietly coat the teeth in refined chew. This really didn't do much for me yesterday, but showing very well now. Give it some air..

$55. 45% Cabernet Franc, 40% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon.