The grapes are all hand-harvested, vinified with 50% whole clusters for 3-4 weeks with moderate intervention. This wine is aged for 20 months with 30% in new French oak barrels. As this is a very unique cuvée, it is only bottled in magnum and benefits from extra development time in the cellar of at least 10 years. Only 432 magnums have been produced for the vintage, and we have only a small number available for this release.
92 points, Josh Raynolds, Vinous Media: “Brilliant ruby. Primary red and dark berry aromas open up slowly, taking on bright Asian spice and mineral nuances. Sappy and perfumed, offering appealingly sweet, deeply concentrated black raspberry and cherry compote flavors and a bracing jolt of white pepper. Shows more red fruit character on the clinging, gently tannic finish, which features a sexy hint of candied flowers.”