The 1996 vintage of this wine was ranked #1 on the Wine Spectator's Top 10 Wines of 1999
This is a classic Cinq Cepages with signature notes of blackberry jam, red raspberry, milk chocolate and violet. The palate offers a rich, dark fruit density surrounded by well-structured tannins. Layers of generous black plum and fresh-picked blackberries combine with notes of black tea and mocha. This wine has beautiful oak integration and
a lushness throughout that leads to a lingering finish with hints of blackberry and clove.