Cépage: Cabernet Sauvignon (68%); Merlot (15%); Petit Verdot (8%); Cabernet Franc (6%); Malbec (3%)
Size: 750 ml
Rating(s): 93 (RP); 97 (JD); 90 (JS)
"The 2016 Pirouette is made by Philippe Melka and it’s a total blockbuster based on 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, and the palate Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, and Malbec that was fermented in barrel and aged 22 months in 75% new oak. Crème de cassis, blackberries, toasted spices, cedar, and forest floor notes all emerge from this deep, rich, opulent red that has sweet tannins, a thrilling texture, no hard edges, and a monster finish. This is another best-to-date from this estate and it’s an awesome wine."