Tasting Note: The 2012 Le Desir (64% Cabernet Franc, 24% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Malbec) reminds me of a young vintage of Ausone, such as 2005. The wine has amazing minerality and an explosive blueberry nose intermixed with blackberries, new saddle leather, charcoal and camphor. It is full-bodied, with espresso notes emerging on the palate. There are 1,900 cases of this super-endowed, prodigious wine that should drink well for 35-40 years. How fun it would be for mega-millionaires to put this in a blind tasting of a great vintage of Ausone in 10, 20 or 30 years from now. Drink: 2015-2055. Score - 100. (Robert Parker Jr., robertparker.com, Oct. 2015)
|Brewer||Jackson Wine Estates International|
|Sugar/Sweetness||XD - Extra Dry|
|Sub Category||Cabernet Franc/Merlot|
|Tags||Cabernet Franc/Merlot, Full-bodied & Smooth|
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