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Thursday, December 04, 2008

2006 Hook & Ladder "The Tillerman"

The 2006 Tillerman is composed of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Sangiovese, 16% Merlot, and 15% Cabernet Franc. On the bouquet I get ripe and dark fruit aromas such as blackberry, black raspberry, and hints of cassis. The fruit is complemented by aromas of cedar, black licorice, and very slight green vegetable scents, which I really enjoy. On the palate the wine is dry and shows flavors of blackberry, oak, steel, cacao, and cherry. The green vegetable aromas are also on display in the flavor profile and there is a uniqueness to this wine which I like. It is however a bit astringent, and the tannins are very dry and chunky at the moment. Give this bottle a bit of time to open up and it does wonders for it, and perhaps in a few years it will smooth out too. 88 points

A shout out to my snuggness Michael De Loach!


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