Tim Atkin's Rating: 94 points Platter's Guide: 94 points
A deep ruby mulberry color with aromas of vanilla, ripe cherries, blackberries, cinnamon and sweet spices. The wine is amply structured, full, round and smooth on the palate with rich fruit and berry sensations, and good length of flavor.
The word Troika is a Russian word for a three wheeled cart, and is also the name of one of the award winning horses bred on the farm almost two decades ago. Troika indicates the three noble grape varieties used in this blend. The blend will always be dominated by Cabernet franc fruit grown on the Chamonix estate. The wine has been carefully matured for eighteen months in 60 % new French barriques, which leads to integration of all the component cultivars, leaving a lovely creaminess in the aftertaste.
Cellared in the optimal conditions, the wine will age a good 10-15 years from vintage.
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