2009 CABERNET MERLOT
A momentarily restrained nose opens generously to reveal ripe, black fruits and baking spices with overtones of cassia bark. The dark fruits carry through to the intense, rich palate, which shows black cherries and blood plum coupled with dense, soft tannins.
As ever with this wine, a savoury nuance hints at black pepper and tobacco leaf, enveloped by the powerful, yet elegant dark chocolate and black fruit-infused back palate. Finely integrated tannins, together with taut, natural acidity balance the richness and help create a lingering, refined finish.
Rewards some time in the glass.
1 year in French Oak
60% Cabernet Sauvignon / 30% Cabernet Franc and 10% Merlot.