The 2017 Pirouette has an expressive nose with a firm core of dark fruit and mocha flavors, displaying a layered concentration of black cherry and well-integrated oak spices. Vibrant and full-bodied across the mid-palate, this is a texturally pleasing wine with a broad and lengthy finish.
Jeb Dunnuck 96 pts
The 2017 Pirouette checks in as 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 13%
Malbec, and the rest Petit Verdot. Gorgeous crème de cassis, crushed
flowers, white chocolate, and espresso notes all give way to a
full-bodied, thrillingly textured, layered red that has terrific
tannins, no hard edges, and a great, great finish. It can be drunk today
but will develop additional complexity with 3-4 years of bottle age and
keep for two decades or more.
Wine Advocate 94 pts
Deep ruby in color, the 2017 Pirouette is an instant success on the nose
with scents of juicy plums, cassis, dark cherry compote and blackberry
essence. The nose continues with seamless oak tones of vanilla and
cinnamon that compound with elements of juicy tobacco and fresh violets.
Full-bodied, the wine explodes on the palate with a kaleidoscope of red
and black fruit flavors, a spicy undercurrent and a firm tannic
structure that will lend to its longevity. The wine concludes with
bitter dark chocolate flavors, dark cherry skin essence and elevated
alcohol. This wine is smoking at this price.