A blend which changes each year, the 2017 edition highlights Cabernet Franc (59%) with smaller portions Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Merlot. The herbal and red bell pepper tones entice as baking spices, cocoa powder and ripe boysenberry aromatics build in the glass. The palate is dense and intense, showing a seamless texture. Layers of toasty oak wrap around the ripe dark fruits with chocolate, creosote and mineral accents on the palate. Gorgeous in its youth, this massive and chewy ‘Estate Reserve; will cellar well for decades to come. If enjoying in its youth, be sure to give this a two hour decant.