A blend of 60% Malbec, 10 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah, 10% Petit Verdot and 10% Tannat.
Wafting aromas of red currants, black cherries and mildly smoky and sweet vanilla oak. Layers of currant fruit, dense black cherry, and notes of brown spice (cocoa, nutmeg), dark chocolate, and hints of sandalwood. Keeps showing its stuff as it breathes in the glass—for folks who want the full experience and may be a bit impatient, decanting is a good idea. Perfect balance, great concentration and length, and loaded with fine, ripe tannins for having with food or for aging.
Pairs well with a wide range of foods including grilled steak, roasted pork loin, veal, medium-strong cheeses, and most cream sauces. This wine should also age beautifully for 10-25 years.
"Dark and rich, with fig sauce, black tea, bittersweet cocoa and plum notes running along the very toasty palate. Thickly layered on the finish, where the toasty edge takes over for now, but with vivid raspberry fruit and minerality that should emerge with cellaring."
"Purple-colored, it delivers a fragrant, complex bouquet of wood smoke, baking spices, black cherry, blackberry, and blueberry. On the palate, notes of chocolate and sandalwood emerge accompanied by a layered, savory wine with tons of fruit, a forward personality, and exceptional depth and concentration. Drink this outstanding effort from 2011 to 2020."
The Wine Advocate