The estate wine at Mapliers is rich, full-bodied and rounded. It has raspberry and apricot flavors that give it richness. To balance that there is a strong mineral and spice edge along with final acidity. This powerful wine should be aged a few months, so think Thanksgiving and drink from late 2017.
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