Slovenian Wine Edi Simčič Duet Lex 2015. Red Blend Merlot - Cabernet Sauvignon - Cabernet Franc.
The winegrower: Edi Simčič
Region: Goriška Brda, Slovenia.
Alc.: 14% vol.
Volume: 750 ml.
Grape variety: 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc.
Harvest: Hand Picking.
Vinification: 14 days of maceration, and 36 to 48 months of maturing in 100% new oak barrels yields an open, clean wine, reminiscent of Bordeaux wines, which will not and can not be hidden.
Ageing potential: 2020 - 2035.
Deep, ruby colour with tinges of garnet showing bit of development. Intense on the nose, still quite youthful regardless of age. It shows plenty of ripe dark red and black fruits, nicely knit with scents of maturation in high quality oak barrels. Black cherry, sour cherry, vanilla, a hint of spicy black pepper as well as smoke. With time gentle floral sensations such as violets are coming through. Quite vibrant.
Dry on the palate, full bodied. With grippy tannins, plenty of structure with an aim to bring the wine in the second decade of its life in the best vintages this can be extended even to third or fourth decade. Acidities are ripe, quite high. With a rich, intense, complex aroma on the palate which is lasting. With long aftertaste full of fruits and sweet spices like cloves and nutmeg.
To be cellared for at least five years after the release and then can be matured for another decade.
Food pairings: Game, deer, beefsteak Florentine style, rare or medium steaks.