One of the great wines of the world. This was tasted right after a huge Aussie Shiraz and it took a sip or two to re-calibrate, but once that was accomplished, this wines class shown thru. Still a young wine, this has a long future ahead. A blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. Purple in color, ruby at the rim. The nose has cassis, cedar, an herbal note (in a good way), spice and slight forest floor. On the palate, this has a wonderful texture. Full bodied but by no means brawny or a fruit bomb. Nice purity of cassis fruit over some roasted herbs. Lively with pin point balance. This drinks somewhat like a left bank wine from a ripe year but with more energy. It should continue to mature along those lines for another five to ten and be good for twenty more after that. It will go well with roasted or grilled meats, fowl and/or veggies.
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