A pronounced cassis aroma characterizes the first nose, but this is followed by dried figs, dates and hints of clove. This initial wave of fruit yields to a subtle forest-floor quality that hints at a classically styled wine. The palate entry is soft and displays a fine chalky texture. Fruit aromas apparent on the nose follow onto the palate as fleshy ripe flavors but find balance with an earthy, savory character, maintaining the wine’s poise.
Blend: 28% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Cabernet Franc, 17% Malbec, 6% Petit Verdot