This Cabernet is richly layered with flavors of spice: vanilla, allspice, cinnamon and cardamom, blended with hints of berry, raspberry and cassis flavors from the grapes. The lengthy finish is smooth and well-balanced. This exotic mélange continues to develop during bottle aging. A noteworthy wine will change as you consume it - every swirl and sip will bring forth a new sensory aspect of the wine.
Cabernet dominates in this particular Claret, but the Merlot is the silent partner that accentuates the cassis and currant fruit of the Cab and combines with its bigger tannins to silken the mouth feel. A small amount of Malbec adds soft, black fruit like blackberry and plum. Both Merlot and Malbec bring midpalate richness and, with carefully chosen French oak, promote a long complex finish.
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