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Kenzo Bordeaux Blend Napa Murasaki 2017

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CWA99

RP

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $299.00

 
Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

99 Points | CWA
“Our tasting panel literally erupted with jubilation (!) when we initially sampled The 2017 Kenzo Murasaki, a modern-day classic in the making! Sophisticated and powerful, this oh-so velvety smooth, Bordeaux blend offers up a charming bouquet of red currant, black plum, allspice, and cedar. This delivers a graceful expression of opulent dark fruit richness, hints of baking spices, riveting minerality and a long, persistent finish emblematic of this winemaker’s flair. The mouthfeel is silky and the balance is impeccable, suggesting that it will cellar for 20+ years if that is a priority. Plus, this is a majestic red that will thrill now (decant prior to 2023). Absolutely fantastic.” - California Wine Advisors (10/20)

Background
“Murasaki”, meaning purple in Japanese, also signifies the color of royalty. This wine appropriately follows suit with its opulent purple hue and expressive, delicate essence. murasaki is Kenzo Estate’s homage to the Merlot-influenced blends from Bordeaux’s famed Right Bank producers. Alluring, supple, elegant.
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Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

99 Points | CWA
“Our tasting panel literally erupted with jubilation (!) when we initially sampled The 2017 Kenzo Murasaki, a modern-day classic in the making! Sophisticated and powerful, this oh-so velvety smooth, Bordeaux blend offers up a charming bouquet of red currant, black plum, allspice, and cedar. This delivers a graceful expression of opulent dark fruit richness, hints of baking spices, riveting minerality and a long, persistent finish emblematic of this winemaker’s flair. The mouthfeel is silky and the balance is impeccable, suggesting that it will cellar for 20+ years if that is a priority. Plus, this is a majestic red that will thrill now (decant prior to 2023). Absolutely fantastic.” - California Wine Advisors (10/20)

Background
“Murasaki”, meaning purple in Japanese, also signifies the color of royalty. This wine appropriately follows suit with its opulent purple hue and expressive, delicate essence. murasaki is Kenzo Estate’s homage to the Merlot-influenced blends from Bordeaux’s famed Right Bank producers. Alluring, supple, elegant.



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review

Winery Kenzo

Vineyard Designate

AVA

Region Napa Valley