Allure Meritage 2013 - Half Bottle
Bordeaux, yes all of it, both banks, all in one glass! An almost brooding dark garnet color comes to the nose in waves of blackberry and texture.
Allure is a Meritage, a seamless blend of the Nobel 5 Bordeaux varietals, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc but with not one varietal dominating. There is no doubt that this wine contains all of the “noble five” grapes of Bordeaux, but they have become so integrated that they are now the “Sixth Bordeaux!”
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The wine is thus dark-colored, smooth, deep, and intense. 2013 Allure Meritage has an intense crimson color and a subtle bouquet that is both fruity and flora. It also displays notes of fresh fig, blackberry, and red fruit such as raspberry, as well as hints of violet found in great vintages. The wine is delightful on the palate thanks to its power, richness, body, and concentration. Blessed with superb balance, 2013 Allure Meritage displays an incredible combination of power, delicacy, ripeness, and freshness. Complete and complex, it is above all smooth. A vintage to age for a very long time, its complex bouquet will undoubtedly blossom over time. The wine's intrinsic freshness and power will undoubtedly remain unchanged.
The 2013 vintage exceeded our expectations on both quality and quantity. “Early, even and excellent” are three words being used to describe the 2013 year growing season and the wine grapes that have come from it. A warm, dry spring brought early bud break, helped with canopy vigor and berry size and created ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set under sunny skies. With the exception of one heat spike in late June temperatures were consistently in the zone for optimal vine activity, resulting in notably healthy vines as fruit went through veraison and started optimal ripening producing epic fruit. The final wine quality in tank was excellent across the board for all varietals and appellations.
French Oak for 22 months, approximately 40% new, 40% one use and the balance neutral.