Country/ Region: Japan
A blend of 47% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. Complex aromas of cherry, red currant, blood orange flesh and peels; spicy aromas from cumin seeds and pink pepper; rose-hip tea, with hints of toastiness unfolding. Mellow on the attack, dry, with firm acidity giving structure, pointing to its high-altitude origin. Low yields result in elegantly concentrated fruit flavours of sour cherry, red currant, blood orange and pink pepper filling the mid-palate, yet alcohol is moderate, with a finish suggesting tension.