Hidden Bench La Brunate 2010
- Rated 4 stars
- Beamsville Bench
- Reviewed by: Evan Saviolidis
- Published on: October 6, 2013
- Last modified: October 6, 2013
This is only the third time that La Brunate, Hidden Bench’s flagship red wine, has been made, as it is only produced in top vintages. That being said, this vintage is the best rendition to date as it was harvested at an insanely low yield of 1.5 tonnes/acre. This blend of 33% Merlot, 31% Cabernet Franc, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon and 17% Malbec saw a high percentile of new oak, creating a bouquet of plum, mint, graphite, smoke, blueberry, black cherry, dark cocoa, earth and anise. It is still remarkably youthful, and will require at least another 2 years of bottle aging and then should be consumed by 2022. If you are looking to give a top-end red this holiday season, this wine should be at the top of your list.