(2009) The first of three wines from the Cellar Collection, this one with 16 years spent buried deep below Cricova. These wines are immediatelt intriguing, coming individually boxed, wrapped in a plastic sheath, but the bottles inside sealed with wax and still bearing the dust of the cellars. This unusual Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir blend has a fading but still bright ruby colour, and a very attractive nose, where the truffly, woodland fragrance of the Pinot dominates. On the palate the sweet earthiness continues, but there's a backing from the Cabernet, giving a juicy, black fruit edge that is savoury with herbal notes and touch of green olive. The tannins are resolved but still add spicy structure, and cedary old wood notes meld with good acidity in a wine of considerable length. .