Product DescriptionVinoUS Media Review
The 2015 Faithful Hound was matured 30% in new French oak barriques, the remainder in second- and third-fill French oak barriques. It has a ripe, earthy, blackberry and briar bouquet with hints of powdery dark chocolate and damp clay. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, that dark chocolate on the nose infusing the black dusky fruit. Missing just a little detail toward the finish but impressive in terms of length. Give this a couple of years in bottle. (Neal Martin)
Wine Tasting Notes
The wine has a deep, brooding color with a dark core and a deep mahogany rim. The first nose greets with ripe brambles, touches of cassis and subtle oak-spice. It is generous and inviting, but there's also a subtle nod to classic restraint in aromas of leafy tobacco and freshly turned earth. With each sip, richly textured flavors of Christmas pudding and ripe plums course the palate. Offset by sweetly infused Jamon-Iberico notes this is a layered and complex wine, unveiling successive waves of flavor as it evolves. Robust enough to be enjoyed on its own, or as an accompaniment to a fine cigar, the 2015 Faithful Hound will reward pairing with venison dishes and rustic fare.
32% Cabernet Franc; 31% Cabernet Sauvignon; 21% Merlot; 9% Petit Verdot; 7% Malbec