Platter * * * * ½ – Bold Bordeaux blend, third each cab, cab franc & merlot, plump berry fruit, ripe tannins, all-new wood & 15% alcohol shoe-horned into 2016’s body. Balance comes via suave minty tones, pliable structure & lovely balance, suggesting much future pleasure.
Perfumed bouquet with pure black fruit, oyster shell, crushed flowers and just a faint hint of black truffle. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine, almost chiseled tannin and a perfect line of acidity. The Cabernet Sauvignon drives this wine forward and imparts a keen graphite thread from start to finish.
Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet franc
Oubaas Mark calls for red meat, but this wine can be enjoyed on its own or with lamb, venison, chicken, vegetarian and pasta dishes.