The 2017 ‘La Magdalena’ is another brilliant wine from Favia in this vintage. Composed of 67% Cabernet Franc and 33% Cabernet Sauvignon that was sourced from Oakville Ranch. This impresses with its striking purity and remarkable overall precision. It begins with an incredibly perfumed aromatic profile of ripe blackcurrants and blackberries that are woven together with graphite, violets, sweet exotic spices as well as underlying hints of cigar box and hints of fresh tobacco nuances. This possesses a gorgeous full-bodied texture that is beautifully structured and polished, with outstanding balance and a ripe core of remarkably fresh red/dark fruits that gracefully envelop the palate. It goes on to display an incredible combination of concentration and depth, while remaining energetic and fresh all the way through the finish. The 2017 ‘La Magdalena’ is utterly fascinating to approach today in its youth, but it also has all the elements in place to evolve gracefully for many years to come.