Deep ruby red color with light shades of brick. Bouquet of ripe red fruit such as plums, cherries and raspberries which blend with light notes of liqueur. Maturing in French oak barrels from the Tonnellerie de DBR (Lafite) cooperage gives the wine pleasant toasted notes which are well-integrated with flavors of black olives, black pepper, chocolate brownie, walnuts and chestnuts, all underscored with a hint of fresh figs, tobacco and cedar.
On the palate, the wine is full-bodied with good structure, volume, and tannins which combine to offer a wine of outstanding elegance, balance and personality
"So subtle and refined with currants, roses and cedar. Full body, yet very elegant and attractively austere. It goes on for a minute or two. Such beauty. 85% cabernet sauvignon, 10% carmenere, and 5% syrah. 18 months in barrel mostly new oak. Drink or hold."
"The 2011 Le Dix Cabernet Sauvignon is a textbook Cabernet Sauvignon, very classical, with the typical descriptors of the variety framed by some oak and a medium-bodied palate, perhaps lacking a bit in the mid-palate a little austere, but with good balance and acidity to evolve nicely in the bottle."
The Wine Advocate
Earth & Spicy
grilled chicken breast with savory spices
A wonderfully well designed Bordeaux kind of like blend. Yes there is 5% Syrah to play with the 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Carmenere. Red fruit aromas and flavors run through the palate and the finish is highlighted with red fruit and dried leaves.