The wine has a deep ruby red color, saturated right to the edge. The nose of sweet amarena cherries, pine needles, rosemary, and dried flowers is seasoned with discrete baking spices and a faint suggestion of vanilla, which comes in part from the mix of new and used barrels.
On the palate, the wine is rounder and more succulent than earlier vintages: medium bodied and polished, like the ripe youthful Volnay I tasted yesterday at Domaine Louis Boillot in Chambolle-Musigny, with deep, black-and-red fruit flavors that are seasoned with palpable, almost saline minerality, and are framed by ripe, elegant, fine-grained tannins. Drink now 2025.
As always at Moore Brothers, Paolos Uvaggio 2009 was selected in a long-time personal relationship with an extraordinary producer, and was SHIPPED AT 56º.
-- Greg Moore, Moore Brothers Wine Company, April 13, 2013