Spectacular aromas of candied cherries, plums and baking spices hit your nose when it is well above the glass. After a bit of swirling, hints of vanilla come forward. Flavours of blackberries and plums get support and added complexity from the herbal notes which stay appropriately in the background. The mouth feel on this wine is positively decadent: rich, plush and deliciously smooth. The body is medium plus and the tannins are barely perceptible. Fully mature it is drinking brilliantly right now. 44% Cab Franc, 41% Merlot, 14% Cab Sauvignon, 1% Petit Verdot.
Extraordinary – Current release available at Marquis for $100 (taxes in)