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Golden Mile Bench
100% estate grown Merlot from Arise Bench.
Matured for 16 months in a a combination of new (20%) and 1-year old (60%) French oak barrels.
Telltale violet and rose petal notes intermingle with ripe dark fruit and sweet baking spice aromas. The perfumed notes are carried through the richly layered palate by robust flavors of dark plum, espresso bean and toast. Round and generous, the mineral-laden finish is lengthy and persistent.
Persian-style lamb shanks with mint, cinnamon and rosewater.