Robert Parker 93
The blend is 97% Merlot this yeara usually, it is around 83% or more Merlota with the remaining proportion consisting of Cabernet Franc. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Grand Village leaps from the glass with bold notions of Morello cherries, wild blueberries and blackberry compote plus hints of violets, star anise, pencil lead and menthol. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is solidly structured with firm, ripe, rounded tannins and bold freshness supporting the dense, muscular fruit, finishing long and mineral laced. Only around 4,000 bottles were made, but what has been made is truly impressive.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2041