2017 'Le Marquis' Cabernet Sauvignon
A cool climate Cabernet Sauvignon made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, benefiting from French oak. 'Le Marquis' has a deep crimson colour with medium tannins showing excellent length. The palate has dense forest fruit, cassis and dark chocolate flavours with a blueberries and blackberries bouquet. There will be excellent bottle development and is ripe for cellaring.
The rarer a steak, the more it will lessen the tannins of youthful Cabernet Sauvignon. Medium to medium-rare steaks, pork tenderloin or lamb chops will work well with the bright acidity together with a spicy or rich sauce with a selection of broccoli rabe, grilled radicchio, roasted brussel sprouts and a luxurious mash with plenty of butter and cream.
A chef’s favourite is a spice encrusted barbequed butterflied leg of lamb which included salt, rosemary and cumin in the spicy mix. Curries and other spicy dishes like Mexican will also pop in the mouth with a great Cabernet Sauvignon.
The painting is of our ancestor, Marquis Jean-Baptiste Joseph de Beaurepaire, Knight of Malta and SaintLouis, born 1731.