The Cabernet Franc blend of th
Composed of 82% Cabernet Franc 12% Merlot and 6% Malbec the 2018 Le Désir was aged for 16 months in 100% new French oak. Deep garnet-purple in color it is a little closed to begin soon unfurling to offer glimpses at notes of kirsch raspberry preserves and mulberry scents plus hints of cedar chest crushed rocks bay leaves Sichuan pepper and lavender with a waft of sandalwood. The medium to full-bodied palate has tons of freshness to support the melange of preserved red and black fruits textured by grainy tannins finishing with a lingering peppery kick. It may require just a little more time to come around than the La Joie and La Muse and then I suspect this beauty is going to reward the patient.
For the first time ever Le Désir is 100% Cabernet Franc in 2018. Vivid and brilliant in the glass Le Désir bristles with energy. A vivid array of dark fruit leather spice licorice chocolate and espresso captivates all the senses. The 2018 Le Désir is a very special wine in the making.