Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah
This blended wine over-delivers massively for the price. An amazingly intense nose of plum, strawberry, blackberry, cassis and mulberry is layered over a backdrop of tobacco-leaf, cracked white pepper, lavender, and licorice. On the palate, the intensity continues by adding wild-blueberries, freshly-turned earth and bacon with wisps of moss, raspberry and mocha fading in and out draped over powerful but soft tannins. It is immediately satisfying to drink now with a good decant, but it will certainly age well over the next 5-8 years. Great with burgers, cured meat, and hard cheese.