Wine Advocate-Parker : The 2013 Cuvée Kermesse is equal parts Petit Verdot, Syrah, Lagrein, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. All the grapes used in the blend are harvested on the same day and vinified as one. The only exception is the Cabernet Sauvignon that ripens a bit later than the rest. The wine is aged in French barrique for 18 months. This is an impeccably crafted red that shows seamless and rather surprising balance. It's impossible to make out any of the single grapes used here. The bouquet is fragrant and dark with black fruit, tar, spice and tobacco. The finish shows some bracing acidity in this slightly cooler vintage. Give it a year or two of extra bottle aging.