This 2016 has beautifully fine aromas, combining smoky spice with violets and cassis. The Merlot in the blend brings rich fleshiness and roundness, with Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot contributing energy, structure and scent. The finish is precise and persistent. 13.5% ABV.
The blackberry and roasted-hazelnut aromas are very intense. Full body, round and juicy tannins and a rich, flavorful finish. Lots going on here. Very well done. A blend of 51% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Petit Verdot. 92 Points James Suckling.