Realm The Bard 2021
23 in stock
Realm The Bard 2021, crafted by the esteemed winemaker Benoit Touquette, epitomizes the artistry and complexity of Napa Valley’s diverse terroir. This year’s blend, comprising 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot, and 1% Petite Sirah, showcases the winery’s innovative approach, incorporating fruit from various esteemed vineyards, including select estate sources.
Exuding a deep garnet-purple hue, The Bard 2021 enchants the senses with a bouquet that unfurls vibrant layers of crushed black currants, red currant jelly, and succulent black raspberries, interwoven with delicate nuances of pencil shavings, lilacs, dark chocolate, and a hint of invigorating spearmint. On the palate, this full-bodied wine reveals a robust structure, characterized by ripe, fine-grained tannins and a dynamic backbone that elegantly frames the tightly coiled medley of red, black, and blue fruit flavors. The wine culminates with an enduring finish, exuding remarkable length and a vivacious energy that lingers on the palate. With an impressive 97 points from Wine Independent, Realm’s 2021 The Bard enthralls with its vibrant black fruit medley, velvety tannins, and enduring, lively finish.
Demonstrating exceptional aging potential, The Bard 2021 boasts an approachability uncommon for this label, inviting wine enthusiasts to relish its intricacies now while promising years of evolution and refinement. Notably, the implementation of a technical cork for this vintage ensures consistency and enhances the wine’s long-term aging potential, further solidifying Realm’s commitment to quality and longevity.