<p>52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 48% Merlot. This is not released en primeur. Dark berries, grippier and firm, defined by its Cabernet dark fruit and angular, defined tannins. Lots of ageing potential here. 14% abv. IPT 85.</p>
"45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, 11% Petit Verdot. The idea is that this is closer in style to the grand vin than the other ‘second’ wine, Tourelles (which comes from a specific plot). Dark berry aromas, with stony minerality. Pure raspberry flavours and very silky, supple tannins. Extremely polished.
C&B Score: 17
Drinking dates: 2026-36
Today's Bordeaux' wines retain a certain stoical classicism, whilst meeting more modern expectations of accessibility.