The 2017 LMV Salon is absolutely stunning in this vintage. This blend of 52% Cabernet Franc and 48% Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from the Bale Loam soils of Larkmeads Estate Vineyards, and spent 19 Months in100% New Tonnellerie Demptos. It opens to striking aromatics of dark cherries and red berries, along with exotic spices, fresh cut flowers, licorice as well as fresh herbs, tobacco and an espresso character that adds wonderful complexity. On the palate this displays incredible elegance, with a medium to full-body that is round and beautifully polished. It continues to impress as it displays excellent overall structure and balance, with a gorgeous freshness that runs through the core of the wine and persists on the long finish. The LMV Salon is already drinking beautifully today, but this also has the potential to age for quite some time and should continue to impress for many years to come.