The nose opens up on notes of blackcurrant, boysenberries and fresh rose petal with a hint of tobacco. The mouthfeel is soft with a savory black fruit sustained by powdery tannins. The ripeness of the fruit translates in earthy aromas with a spicy finish of cinnamon and dark chocolate notes. The vintage brings beautiful aromatic complexity and a more approachable character than the serious 2013. 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot
JS 96: Lots of sweet-tobacco, currant and coffee character, yet this remains refined and subtle. Mushroom undertones. Medium to full body, ultra-fine tannins and a velvety texture. Complex and fascinating. Spanish cedar all the way. Better in 2019.