The 2009 Falstaff is 55% Cabernet Franc, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. Dark fruit, mocha, licorice, scorched earth and new leather are some of the notes that flow from this deep, muscular wine. This is naturally quite a bit bigger than the Tempest, and every bit as beautiful. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019.
(198, The Wine Advocate 23rd Dec 2011)