Rich, concentrated and dark plum in colour, this intense wine
has bold aromatics of blackcherry and cassis. It moves into a
rich palate of smoked charcuterie, spices and plum. Very
youthful with fine, persistent tannins, this wine has many,
many years of aging potential ahead of it
Wine Align Review – 94pts
From a La Brunante year to speak of truths and there is no doubt the team was excited about the prospects of this formidable Beamsville Bench blend. The triad is merlot (43 per cent), malbec (35) and cabernet franc (22). I’d say it was the warm climate and long season that lead to then winemaker Marlize Beyer’s decisions of assemblage. You could pour this blind with red blends from Bordeaux and Australia with nary a taster being able to truly separate one from many others. And yet there is a singularity about these aromatics that are so hard to define, like spices in their simmering infancy ahead of what brand of togetherness they will assign. As for texture and length, balance is exemplary and longevity guaranteed. Drink 2022-2030. Tasted May 2020.