Alcohol : 14,5%
Grape(s) : Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Localisation : Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Tasting Notes : Richly deep with a ruby cloak, the nose on this wine is dark and sophisticated with soft aromas of blackcurrant and plum, a hint of savory herbs, and a toasty note of oak. The palate is alluringly elegant—sumptuous in size but not power, with clear, earthy-fruit character and firm tannins. Its lengthy finish shows finesse with fruit and a touch of tobacco.
Food Pairing : Red meat, BBQ, agged cheeses
Arrowine Cheesemonger's Selection : Pleasant Ridge Reserve (Wisconsin), L'Amuse Signature Gouda 48 month (Holland), Comte Symphonie 16-24 month (France)
93 Points James Suckling : Where is that steak? This is brimming with cassis, forest berries, plus hints of wild herbs and smoke. There’s a good deal more structure and character here than most wines from this appellation. The quite fine tannins build nicely through the long finish without ever becoming too much. A blend of 50 percent Cabernet Sauvignon and 50 percent Merlot. Drink or hold.
92 Points Wine Enthusiast Editors' Choice : This is a dense, ripe wine with rich black fruits. Its concentration contrasts with the good acidity and generous texture to give a wine that is a balanced blend of equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.