2006 L'Aventure Estate Cuvée

49% Syrah estate, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon estate, 14% Petit Verdot estate. 1,200 cases produced. A dark, dense color reflects similarly dense, tight aromas of black fruit, “pain grille” and light barrel toast. A firm, consistent attack on the palate provides a vibrant beginning. Blueberries and wild blackberry mingle with some higher–tone notes of macerated strawberries and raspberry puree. Licorice and leather underpin these and all wash across the mouth to a long, rich, silky and seamless finish. A hint of calcaire runs throughout the nose, and the finish. Stephan loves this wine, as it at once dense and elegant from the soft tannins, as well as bright. Cellar for 12-15 years.