"80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Franc. Luminous ruby colour. Bright aromas of red cherry and sappy spices. The palate is upbeat and energetic, with juicy acidity and joyful raspberry fruit, aided by the high proportion (over half) of whole bunch vinification. A gorgeous Rouget, although sadly little was produced – the yield was a mere 16hl/ha. 13.5% abv.
C&B Score: 17.5-18
Drinking dates: 2027-40"
Lay down 2027 - 2040
Today's Bordeaux' wines retain a certain stoical classicism, whilst meeting more modern expectations of accessibility.