The Bordeaux blend has been copied with considerable success in many other wine regions, the ultimate compliment. The Left Bank of the Gironde River boasts the great Chateaux of the Medoc and Graves, whilst on the Right Bank, Saint Emilion (arguably the most beautiful commune) and Pomerol. Bordeaux is synonymous with the finest quality, predominantly in red wines though great dry whites are made in the Pessac Leognan, and most wine lovers will strive to taste the sweet white wines of Chateau Yquem and its neighbouring Chateau in Sauternes and Barsac.
Deep plum colour. This is lovely, morello cherry, touch jammy, but pure, bright and charming, herby notes too, touch of ink. Caressing the palate, liquid chocolate, long and sleek, tenacious finish with spice too. Not a big wine feminine in fact. Graceful. 92-94+/100 - 2025-2040. Nickolls & Perks - W J Gardener. Decanter 18.25 JS 93-94/100 NM 93-95/100
60% Cabernet Franc, 40% Merlot. 85% New Oak. 27 hl/ha. 14000 bts. Deep purple but not as deep as some years, as per the vintage as a whole. There is complexity on the nose here. You can smell the terroir, layered aromas, with violets and black fruit. On the palate it sits well very cool and caressing, the tannins are not aggressive at all, gentle and seductive, but it is still …