Cabernet sauvignon 55%; Merlot 41%; Cabernet Franc 4%
The main characters present are violets, red berries and earthy notes. The fruit is the dominant feature, with hints—the way it should be—of tar and coffee from the predominantly French oak in which the wines spent their adolescence. The palate is youthful and firm, with even tannins that start early and persist right through the lingering savoury finish. This evenness is something that we actively pursue, and which we associate with genuinely ripe cool-climate fruit.
We confidently predict that the wine will grow in complexity for five years or so—and hopefully then hold its line for a decade.