Aug 2009 Jay Miller
Drink: 2011 - 2021
The purple-colored 2006 Henry Gran Guarda N?1, composed of 40% Cabernet Franc, 31% Malbec, and 29% Syrah, spent 24 months in new French oak. It displays an expressive bouquet of pain grille, scorched earth, tar, clove, cassis, and blueberry. Medium- to full-bodied on the palate with incipient complexity, the wine has superior depth, grip, and savory flavors. Balanced and lengthy, it will benefit from 2-3 years of additional cellaring and offer a drinking window extending from 2011 to 2021.