2016 Shafer Td 9 RedBlend from United States
List Price: $60.00
- 95 Wine Enthusiast
- 94 Wine Advocate - Wine Advocate
- 93 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
95 Wine Enthusiast
The winery's proprietary blend of 58% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon & 16% Malbec is hugely impressive & memorable, with a smoky, toasted oak character. Plush flavors of blackberry & cherry jam meld with spice on the rich, round mid-palate. It offers plenty of grip & concentration, finishing on a handful of dried herb.
94 Wine Advocate - Wine Advocate
The 2016 Red Blend TD-9 is blended of 58% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon & 16% Malbec. It has a very deep purple-black color & displays ready-for-biz, fragrant scents of warm plums, Black Forest cake & blueberry compote with touches of baking spices, bay leaves & potpourri. Full-bodied with a serious, firm frame of ripe, grainy tannins, the palate delivery loads of black fruit & spicy layers with bags of vivacity & panache.
93 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
Leading off the reds, the 2016 TD-9 checks in as 58% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, & 16% Malbec & is a cuvee first made in 2015. Revealing considerable elegance & purity as well as medium to full-bodied richness, it offers up a terrific bouquet of black cherry & blackberry fruits, tobacco, lavender, & an alluring forest floor character. It’s already drinking beautifully yet will keep for upwards of a decade.
95 - Wine Enthusiast
94 - Wine Advocate - Wine Advocate
93 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
|Varietal(s)||Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec|
|Taste||currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast, tar, blackberry, cherry, asparagus, spice, ginger, vanilla, pepper, earth, green and mocha|
|Nose||violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box and spice|