A deliciously plush, ripe blend with cedar and blackberry perfume, spicy notes on the palate and soft tannins. A classic Medoc which is at its drinking peak.
This cru bourgeois property has well-sited vineyards at the northern end of the Medoc, just north of Saint-Estephe, on deep gravel and clay limestone soils. Plantings are 55% cabernet sauvignon, 45% merlot and 5% cabernet franc. The wines spend 12 months in French oak barrels, one-third of which are renewed every year. The resulting wines are well balanced and have excellent ageing potential. Now to 2022.
Wine and dine
Time-honoured stuff for the stylish roasts, from turkey to rib of beef.
What we say:
Had some friends over for supper the other day and very much enjoyed catching up with everyone. Had a few of these and seemed to go down well. Pretty drinkable but not what I think of as fruity or sweet. Would buy again but unavailable at the moment.