HDV Belle Cousine 2016
Notes from the Winemaker
Black and red currant emerge in the nose as hints of sweet, dry basil and black pepper cavort their way upwards. Herbal hues of cassis bud and thyme frame the flavors of dark chocolate, rich cherry, and sweet earth. In the background, complex strokes of fresh violet and graphite unfold as it develops in the glass. Supply structured tannins pirouette with the acidity, leading towards an extended and robust finish. There is a power and a concentration to the wine inviting the drinker to take another sip.
60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon
94 Points - James Suckling
"A blend of merlot and cabernet sauvignon that delivers green-olive, currant and tobacco character. Medium-to full-bodied, silky and refined. Shows focus and beauty. A very calm and serene red. Traditional. Drink or hold."