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Wild fermented before being aged in all-French oak for 18 months, 40% new. Minimum effective SO2 added.

It’s a complex, undergrowthy cabernet. It doesn’t boast a lot of fruit weight or depth but it makes up for it by way of charm, array of flavours and sheer drinkability. Boysenberry as much as blackcurrant, tobacco and herbs, soy and soil, game. Smoky/chocolatey oak plays a role but a low level one. Not your standard fare.

Rated : 90 Points
Tasted : Sep16
Alcohol : 13.5%
Price : $40
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2016 - 2021+

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This has a warmth that suggests rich stews, dark evenings and a fire. But a spell in the fridge does this wine no harm. It’s still elegant and charming and lifts the soul a notch. 94 points and an OK price at $40.

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