"65% Cabernet Franc, 35% Merlot. Average 55 year old vines on limestone and clay slopes. Herbal and violet-laden, with a wild strawberry and raspberry. There is a softness and approachability here, suggesting a wine that will not require long ageing. The extraction and cuvaison were even gentler and shorter than usual here, which is seen in the medium body and melded profile. 12.5% abv. 20,000 bottles were made.
C&B Score: 18
Drinking dates: 2028-45"
Lay down 2028 - 2045
Today's Bordeaux' wines retain a certain stoical classicism, whilst meeting more modern expectations of accessibility.