2014 Murasaki 375ml Proprietary Red Wine
murasaki, meaning ‘purple’ in Japanese, also appropriately signifies the color of royalty. Utamaro, a renowned Ukiyoe painter in the Edo era, used colorful and elegant purples in his woodblock prints. This wine appropriately follows suit with its beautiful purple hue and expressive, delicate essence. murasaki is Kenzo Estate’s homage to the Merlot-influenced blends of Bordeaux’s famed Right Bank producers, where the wines are smooth, supple and elegant. Our winemaking team carefully selects the finest lots of Merlot to serve as the foundation for this limited production offering. The 2014 murasaki is brimming with seductive aromatics ranging from blueberry cobbler, to brioche, to cigar box. Flavors of dark fruit with a mineral backbone are tempered by soft Merlot tannins that grip ever so slightly. Enjoy this brilliant offering both now and as it continues to flourish in the bottle for years to come.
Cépage Merlot (83%), Cabernet Sauvignon (11%), Malbec (3%), Cabernet Franc (1.5%), Petit Verdot (1.5%)