Cabernet Sauvignon (backbone), Merlot (fruitiness), Cabernet Franc (elegance) and Petit Verdot (spices), carefully grown on the Misawa Vineyard, are each vinified in small batches, separated by lot and variety until just before bottling, and matured in French oak barrels for 15 months. The grapes are brought to the winery immediately after harvest, where they will undergo a two-stage sort process and spontaneous fermentation. After maturation, the wine is bottled without fining or filtration. The grape variety composition depends on the year's performance, with no wines produced in years when the weather was not favourable.
A blackish deep garnet colour spreads from the rim to the centre. Intense and opulent aromas of cassis, blackberry, cedar, graphite, iron, black olives, toastiness from oak, mocha, and coffee integrated in a complex but seamless manner. The attack on the palate is firm with rich and complex fruit flavours, sturdy acidity, ample but refined tannins all in harmony across the palate.
Expect this full-bodied wine to age for a long time.
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