Chateau Louis The best wine yet I have tasted from this property is the normal cuvee, the 2010 Louis. Opaque purple, this blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon came from staggeringly low yields of 15 hectoliters per hectare. Like the 100% Merlot cuvee, the Reserve, it is 14.6% natural alcohol, although that is not detectable at all on the palate or nose. Sweet mulberry, black cherry and cassis fruit intermixed with hints of incense, toast and white chocolate are all present in this terrific wine, which is the finest Chateau Louis made to date. 92 - 94 points.