A blend of 50% Malbec, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot and 10% Syrah. The vineyard is 3,120 feet above sea level. Practices include canopy management, with careful shoot, leaf and cluster fruit removal. The grapes are manually harvested and fermentation took place between 25-27°C. The wine was then aged in French and American oak barrels for 10 months. It can be drunk now, but it has the potential to age for over 5 years.
There is a finely grained nose of new French oak, gently toasted wood with focused red berry appeal. The palate has real energy, informed by more tightly grained wood structure over fruit notes of summer pudding, creme fraiche and some subtle dark spice. A hugely engaging expression of the great man's finest sites.
Drink with rack of lamb, vegetable tagine, your finest hard cheese and steak rubbed with chinese five spice.