2017 Hedges Family Estate La Haute Cuvee, Red Mountain, USA (750ml)
Aromas of blackcurrants and dried flowers follow through to a medium to full body, firm and chewy tannins and a rounded, caressing mouth feel. Citrus undertones to the red fruit. 48% cabernet sauvignon, 26% merlot, 12% cabernet franc, 10% syrah and 4% malbec. Drink or hold.
-James Suckling, 93 pts
Earthy, cocoa, anise, cassis and a hint of dried herbs and cola. There is a refreshing hint of brine, menthol and floral perfume with a touch of vanilla. A soft entry of flavorful black fruits, cola, and licorice leads into a full mid-palate and very long supple finish.