2017 Grace Wine Cuvee Misawa Red

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Elegant, toned blend of Bordeaux varieties, a Japanese claret of class and distinction.

Sale price$240.00 Regular price$270.00
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Grace's home vineyard in Akeno is called Misawa, after the family name. It is planted to numerous grapes, but the Bordeaux varieties take centre stage for reds. Merlot and Cabernet Franc are the backbone of this glidingly beautiful release.

Lifted cedar and black fruit flavours dominate but this is not a heavy-oak red. It is a long, elegant, fine-boned wine, which after some years is starting to reach the perfect drinking plateau.

Deeply satisfying wine that will unfurl and improve over the next decade but is frankly delicious now.

95 Points
"So distinctive and fine. Beautiful and different."
- Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

While I was still a student, the 1999 harvest was deeply engraved in my heart. Before establishing our vineyard in Akeno, my father said to me during the harvest at Toriibira Vineyard, “If you hesitate, throw them all away,” and that year we only produced one barrel of Merlot.

“Cuvée Misawa” is an uncompromising wine, not because it is part of my family business, but it is also the symbolic wine I have always admired and longed to devote myself on with all my heart, when I vowed to become a winemaker.

Region: Katsunuma, Japan
Blend: Merlot (53%), Cabernet Franc (23%), Cabernet Sauvignon (12%), Petit Verdot (12%)
ABV: 13.00%
Closure: 750ml
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95 Points - "Blackcurrant pastille, blueberry, lead pencil, white flower and semi-dried tomato. Medium-bodied, quite savoury with that ripe tomato and nori character, but also pomegranate crispness, and raspberry. It’s calm, composed, distinctly ‘mineral’, with gentle crushed rock tannin character, and sweet and sour black fruits on a long fresh finish. So distinctive and fine. Beautiful and different." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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