31% Grenache, 26% Carignan, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Syrah $82
Audacious boasts a dark side everyone has come to know and love. Rich on the nose, it unveils chocolate, caramel and sawdust beneath a powerful exterior. Grenache’s zippy bright fruit launches through wet riverbed rock and limestone coolness. Carignan’s fiery persona adds spice and life, while Cabernet and Syrah are trusted to provide heavy, dark fruit like plum and blackberry along with beautiful mint and eucalyptus. Collectively, this chorus provides a broad mouthfeel and singing tannin structure.
94 points - Robert Parker
94 points - Vinous