eRobertParker.com. Aug 2011. Reviewer : Neal Martin. A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Syrah with Bordeaux varieties, raised in 20% new oak (both French and American), the 2009 RM Nicholson has ripe, dark berry fruit on the vigorous nose with a hint of mocha. The palate is full-bodied with a firm grip and nicely focused, the oak deftly handled towards the tannic but fresh finish. It is a little chunky for sure, but well-crafted and almost Medocian in style. Drink 2012-2018.