Platter * * * * ½ – Ever-reliable 5-way Bordeaux red, cab (45%) led in 2016 (91 pts), with soft brambly appeal which lives up to 2015 (also reviewed) & previous. Tealeaf, black cherry & star anise well balanced with oak, supple, textured & soft. Will reward patience.
Dark plum colour. Well defined leafy liquorice and forest floor earthiness on the nose carried through on the pallet complemented by oak with a full rich aftertaste.
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, 34% Merlot, 4% Malbec, 4% Petit Verdot
Alcohol : 14.00 % vol
Sugar : 2.8 g/l
pH : 3.57