This has it all—it’s as rich and decadent as Bordeaux gets—100% Merlot from the Right Bank and 100% heaven. To start, the color is a dark, heavy magenta. The nose is explosive from the second the wine hits the glass—big black cherry, currants and all kinds of spice, violets, and black olive complexity. The palate is muscular and rich, loaded with plum, blackberry and a chewy, ripe tannin to frame it all. The finish is all about the opulent style of the Right Bank, luscious and curvy with cherry skins, grilled herbs, and chocolate, especially as the wine opens up. Serve this with duck and a Port glaze and there’s no turning back, you’ll be hooked!